The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kebbi State has advised motorists to obey government’s directives on social distancing and other safety measures to curtail further spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Abayomi Asaniyan, gave the advice in a statement issued by the corps’ Public Relations Officer, Uko Okore-Uko, on Friday in Birnin Kebbi.
Asaniyan stressed that motorists must abide by standard protocols of social distancing when carrying passengers.
“The buses must load only 60 percent of their capacity: one passenger in front and two passengers each on the remaining seats,” the sector commander said.
He further said that the measure would safeguard all the passengers in the vehicles, adding that they (the commuters) should also avoid crowding before boarding, saying that anyone could be infected with coronavirus through this practice.
“In line with global best practice and as advised by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ), all passengers should wear face masks, hand gloves and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser regularly,” he said.
Asaniyan warned that the command would not hesitate to arrest anyone trying to flout the rules, saying “the wellbeing of all citizens is of priority.” (NAN)