Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Following compulsory shutdowns on federal and state institutions in the country in order to curtail the spread of coronavirus, various federal and state government agencies have embarked on full-scale implementation of the directives to guarantee as well as safeguard public health.
It was against this background that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) commenced monitoring and enforcement to ensure adequate compliance and obedience to the directives on preventing Covid19 from finding its way into Anambra state through motorparks, tricycles and other commercial vehicles.
To this end therefore, the press statement made available by the commission’s Public Education Officer in Anambra, Paschal Anigbo, revealed that the sector commander, Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi, led the monitoring team to some parks across the state on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
The statement reads, “As part of the Command’s efforts to ensure total compliance to the directives mapped out by the Anambra State Government for Transport Unions in order to checkmate the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state, the FRSC Monitoring Team led by the Sector Commander Corps Commander Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi as being mandated by his Excellency, Chief Dr. Willie M Obiano, KCSG went to parks within the State yesterday 25th and today 26th March 2020.
“This monitoring exercise was also carried out in component units which will be sustained untill the aim is achieved.
“It was then observed that majority of the transport unions especially the Tricycle Unions have already complied to the directives mapped out for them.
“The Sector Commander admonished them not to relent but continue to show total compliance.
“He also admonished all to always make use of the hand sanitizers, nose guards and report any suspected case to appropriate authority in the state.”