COVID-19: Enugu Tricycle Association warns members against violation of govt’s precautionary measures

April 12 23:18 2020

… Says passenger conveyance rules, others, still in force

The Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union (ATRTU), Enugu State, has reminded its members that the directives by the Enugu State government that all tricycle operators in the state should be carrying two passengers only and should not operate beyond the state’s land boundaries, to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), are still in force.

In a statement by the Chairman and Secretary of the association, Comrade Benjamin Ejiofor Ikah and
Comrade Pius N. Ezugwu, respectively, the reminder was “sequel to security reports that some tricycle operators have started carrying more than two passengers and are also operating beyond the state’s land boundaries in total defiance of the state government’s orders”.

According to the statement, “these urgly acts are capable of sabotaging the cherished and tireless efforts of our dear Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in containing the spread of this deadly virus” .

The Union, therefore, warned “those involved in these acts to immediately desist from them by carrying only two passengers and stop operating close to or beyond the boundaries”.

It disclosed that “furthermore, our taskforce has been directed to apprehend and hand over to the police any tricycle operator caught violating the government’s directives in this regard”.

Full text of the statement reads:

“Re: Violation of Enugu State Government’s precautionary measures on COVID-19 by Tricycle Operators

” The Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union (ATRTU), Enugu State, wishes to remind our members that the directives by the Enugu State government that all tricycle operators in the state should be carrying two passengers only and should not operate beyond the state’s land boundaries, aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) are still in force.

“This public announcement is sequel to security reports that some tricycle operators have started carrying more than two passengers and are also operating beyond the state’s land boundaries in total defiance of the state government’s orders.

“These urgly acts are capable of sabotaging the cherished and tireless efforts of our dear Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in containing the spread of this deadly virus.

” The Union therefore warns those involved in these acts to immediately desist from them by carrying only two passengers and stop operating close to, or beyond the state’s boundaries.

“Furthermore, our taskforce has been directed to apprehend and hand over to the police any tricycle operator caught violating the government’s directives in this regard”, Hon Comrade IKAH BENJAMIN EJIOFOR, Chairman, ATRTU, Enugu State and Comrade PIUS N. EZUGWU, State Secretary.

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