MOTORISTS in Lagos have been asked to comply with the state’s transportation safety guidelines, as part of measures to control the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
The state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement on Monday that it was mandatory for passengers and commuters to wear face masks, wash their hands with soap under running water, and sanitise with alcohol-based sanitisers before and after each trip.
Oladeinde also urged residents to desist from actions capable of undermining government efforts at curbing the second wave of the pandemic.
He said that it was compulsory for all transport operators and companies to regularly disinfect their vehicles, parks, and garages, in line with the standards of disinfection approved by the state government.
The commissioner warned that the level of success would be monitored to achieve strategies for effective control of the further spread of the highly contagious killer disease.
Oladeinde affirmed that motorcycles remained banned in all areas of the metropolis due to being vulnerable to COVID-19.
He urged operators of mechanic villages in the state to ensure that all abandoned vehicles within their premises were evacuated immediately.
The commissioner insisted that all truck drivers, passengers, and individuals transporting foods, raw materials, and other agricultural products to the state must always wear their face masks and gloves.