Yuletide: Obey COVID-19 protocols to stay alive, NARTO boss tasks drivers, passengers



The National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Ebonyi chapter, has urged travellers and drivers to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols to checkmate the spread of the virus.

Mr Orie Thomas-Eze, State Chairman of the association, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas-Eze said that the association had carried awareness campaign across motor parks to educate members on the need for regular hand washing, social distancing and the use of facemask.

On maintaining safer road during and after the Yuletide, the chairman cautioned drivers against reckless driving, overloading, among others.

According to Thomas-Eze, obeying traffic rules and regulations is necessary in order to stay alive and enjoy the celebration now and after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“As you go about your normal businesses during this Christmas and after, avoid the intake of alcohol and any forms of drugs while driving.

“Avoid dangerous over-taking and always remember that life has no duplicate. Keep genuine driver’s licence and promote safer road for the people,” the chairman advised.