By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Mrs Selinna Williams, the Sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Taraba State on Thursday distributed facemasks to dozens of passengers and motorists at the TSTC park in Jalingo to tackle the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic among travelers for the Yuletide celebration.
Williams, who lead a team of officers to the park also demonstrated other preventive measures such as hand washing, temperature checks, use of hand sanitizer at the event.
According to her, the second wave of the virus seemed to be more deadly and must be tackled head on to reduce the effect on the society.
She advised the management of the park not to allow anyone entre the premises without a face mask on in order to secure the lives of others.
“We are here again because the second wave of corona virus seems to be more deadly than what we saw in the first wave.
“We must all take responsible and observe all the safety protocols of social distancing, wearing of face mask, washing of hands, use of hand sanitizers among others.
“I want to advice you the park management not to allow anyone without a face mask access to this premises for the safety of all,” she said.
Williams also advised travellers who feel sick to wait and get themselves treated before embarking on a journey so as to ensure the safety of other passengers.
Mr Ahmed Nyagdi, the General Manager, Taraba State Transport Corporation commended FRSC for moving to compliment the management’s at ensuring safety of road users in the state.
Nyagdi explained that the park management had put in place hand washing machines and buckets in all the places but they were unfortunately looted by hoodlums who hijacked the ENDSARS protest.
He pledged the continued commitment of the management in enhancing safety of road users.