FRSC, Says Drivers who violate COVID-19 protocols risk 3 months imprisonment



The Kwara command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned that industrial vehicle operators who elevate more than the distinctive variety of passengers danger three months imprisonment and or a satisfactory of N10,000.

Jonathan Owoade, the area commander, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, on Thursday.

Owoade warned fleet operators, commuters and avenue users to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols on physical distancing.

He entreated transport unions and stakeholders not to undermine the protection protocols in order to stop similarly spread of the coronavirus.

“Any business vehicle operator that includes extra than the distinctive quantity of passengers as directed by the authorities has overloaded his car and risks being punished under the law,” he said.

“All drivers need to desist from overloading vehicles and make sure all their passengers use nostril masks.

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“Before the implementation of the punishment, we have completed a lot of public enlightenment and sensitisation at more than a few motor parks inside the state, and with the a range of transport union executives.

“We are additionally monitoring to make certain adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Any driver located responsible of overloading will be fined the sum of N10,000 and/or three months imprisonment.

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“Transport unions, motor parks and fleet operators make certain that smooth water, soap, hand washing basin and sanitisers are all reachable at their parks.”

The area commander, who stated about 70 percentage of drivers have complied with the guidelines, warned that anyone found responsible would face the law.

He introduced that the corps is dedication to securing lives and properties on the roads.

“FRSC will now not compromise enforcement of security protocols that will comprise the unfold of the coronavirus thru road transport,” Owoade said.

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“I, therefore, enjoin transport unions, stakeholders and the motoring neighborhood to support the FRSC and the government toward ensuring an quit to the pandemic.”

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