Following the rising cases of the second wave of Covid-19 in Nigeria, the Road Safety Officers Wives Association, ROSOWA, on Saturday charged motorists and passengers in Lagos State to comply strictly with the Covid-19 guidelines.
The Association also distributed several flyers, reflective tapes, hand sanitisers and packs of sanitisers to drivers and passengers at the Mile 2-Oshodi–Ketu Motor Park, Ogba.
Its Chairperson, Lagos State Chapter, Ifeyinwa Ogungbemide led members of the association to parks in the state where the hand sanitisers, Retro-reflective tapes were distributed in accordance to the mandate of the President ROSOWA Nigeria, Yemisi Oyeyemi.
She said the aim of the sensitisation is because of increasing rate of the virus in the country, and the need to ensure that passengers and motorists take responsibility in Covid-19 fight.
According to her, the issue of road safety is a collective responsibility and the idea of visiting major parks was due to the large number of commuters who board commercial vehicles on daily basis.
In her words, today we distributed flyers, Retro-reflective tapes and hand sanitisers for drivers and their passengers. We told them about the pandemic and the need to adhere to laid down protocols.
She admonished drivers to always ensure that their passengers use face masks, sanitise regularly, observe physical distancing and other protocols by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and also ensure that vehicles are loaded at 50% capacity.
The Park Branch Organising Secretary, Ebenezer Adebayo said the park has taken measures to ensure motorists and passengers adhered strictly to Covid-19 protocols.
He stressed that without face masks; passengers would be denied access to the parks to board any vehicle.
Adebayo while appreciating ROSOWA and other FRSC personnel for the gesture, advised motorists to take Covid-19 seriously.
This is contained in a statement by Lagos Sector Public Education Officer, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi.