By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: The Ogun state chapter of Amalgamation Of Commercial Motorcycle Riders, Owners and Repair Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) has set up a task force team to enforce the state government’s directives on the combat against the deadly Covid-19.
On Monday 23, 2019 Ogun government directed all transport unions in the state to enlighten their members on the need to wear nose mask and hand glove as a preventive measure against the epidemic.
Government further directed that, no commercial motorcyclists must carry more than one passenger, adding that the passenger must wear a nose mask.
The Chairman of ACOMORAN, Mr. Kayode Sowunmi who spoke to Journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital while distributing nose masks and hand gloves to Okada riders stressed that the task force team would arrest any defaulters against the government directives and hand them over to the police.
Sowunmi explained that, the measure was to further protect his members from the spread of pandemic disease, Coronavirus.
He urged all branch chairmen to sensitize their members on the need to comply with the new directives of one passenger and distribute the personal protective equipment.
His words “As you have observed the way I am dressed, it is quite clear that we have been following the directive of the State government. Immediately the state government gave the directive, as law abiding citizens, we swung into action by sensitizing our members; by using of face mask, hand gloves and some other hygienic procedures.
“We also use hand sanitizers as directed by the state government. You cannot come into any of our offices without using sanitizer. As the state government directed we should not carry more than one passenger, it is for our own good.
“We have told all our members to comply with all these directives and we have organised a task force that will enforce this directives. All those who do not comply with the directives will be handed over to the police for necessary actions to be taken on them.”