In Lagos State, the Safety Commission has begun training workers and stakeholders in the state’s transportation sector on how to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
The training titled “Hygienic Management after the ease of COVID-19 lockdown”, was done to enlighten people on the reality of the coronavirus and ways to checkmate the spread of the virus.
At the training, the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, revealed that some safety measures were being initiated by the state government.
Some of them included the transporters’ training on personal and workplace safety as it related to the COVID-19 pandemic, hazard identification, and avoidance of drug and substance abuse.
Mr. Lanre stated that COVID-19 had been with Lagos for a while, and stressed that with the stringent measures of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the pandemic was being checkmated to ensure it was being gradually eliminated from the state.
He admonished members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW to harness the advantage of the training so the pandemic would be defeated.
Lagos State Chairman, NURTW, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka. MC Oluomo, started by thanking the Governor of Lagos State and the Incident Commander, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He appreciated the efforts of the Lagos State Safety Commission, for their efforts in educating the Union on how to defeat the pandemic totally in the state.
“I want to let all of us here at this event know that the pandemic is real. Our life has no duplicate, please let us protect our lives”, Oluomo said.
He encouraged members of the union to complement the efforts of the state government by obeying laid down safety on COVID-19 like fumigation of vehicles, wearing of nose masks, positioning of handwashing equipment in strategic places in their various motor parks, and maintaining social distancing in their vehicles.
The Safety Training took place at the Ojota New Garage and the Ikotun-Oshodi Motor Parks. Drivers and other beneficiaries of the safety training expressed delight over Sanwo-Olu’s gesture of prioritizing the affairs of transporters.