By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
Ogun State Chapter of Amalgamation of Commercial Motorcycle Riders, Owners and Repair Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) on Wednesday distributed nose masks and hand gloves to its members.
The association also launched a task force to enforce the state government directives on the modalities put in place to fight coronavirus.
The state government on Monday directed all transport unions in the state to enlighten their members on the need to wear nose masks and hand gloves.
It also directed that commercial motorcyclists must not carry more than one passenger with the rider wearing nose masks.
The state Chairman of ACOMORAN, Mr. Kayode Sowunmi who spoke to journalists in Abeokuta after the distribution, said that defaulters of government directives would be arrested and handed to the police.
Sowunmi explained that the measure was to further protect his members from the spread of 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 has directed by the state government, you cannot come into any of our offices without using sanitizer. As the state government say 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,” he added.