A cross-section of RTEAN members

A cross-section of RTEAN members

The Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has urged its members to adhere strictly to the new transport guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Alhaji Mohammed Musa, Lagos State Chairman of RTEAN, urged members to shun any compromise capable of creating reasons for another lockdown.

He said; “We will like to appeal to our members to cooperate with the Lagos state government in their interest and the interest of the society.

“We have all discovered that Coronavirus is real and all that the government is doing is to prevent further spread of this deadly virus.

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“We have told our members not to be careless at all. We are not touts, we are owners who obey law and order. We should not create any situation that will make the government declare another round of lockdown.

”We believe our members will shun carelessness and negligence that can stop their source of food because if the virus continues to spread beyond normal, the government will still impose lockdown,” he said.

The chairman urged bus drivers and conductors to strictly abide by the compulsory use of face masks and social distancing in the buses and the curfew.

The union leader said that 14-seater commercial buses should not carry more than eight passengers while tricycle operators should carry only two passengers with face masks.