The Chairman, Ogun State Chapter of Amalgamation of Commercial Motorcycle Riders, Owners and Repair Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Mr. Kayode Amos Sowunmi has cautioned Okada riders in the state to abide with the state government directives on the control of coronavirus pandemic.
Sowunmi gave the warning on Wednesday while distributing Personal Protective Equipment to members of the association maintained that, the virus outbreak is real and there is need for all members to maintain self hygiene.
The ACOMORAN Chairman also hinted that the association has set up a task force team to enforce the state government directives on the fight against coronavirus.
It would be recalled that Ogun State government on Monday directed all transport unions in the state to enlighten their members on the need to wear nose mask and hand glove.
The government further directed that, commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders must not carry more than one passenger with the rider wearing nose masks.
He disclosed 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.
“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.”