As lifting of interstate travelling takes effect on Wednesday in Borno,
The Borno State Secretary, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Ahmadu Musa, has urged members of the association to reciprocate government’s gesture by complying with rules governing their operations under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musa, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri on Wednesday, said the lifting of the ban on inter-state travels was a great relief to his members.
Counting their losses during the period of restriction, Musa said over 10,000 NURTW members and those who earned their living by working in motor parks across the state, were rendered jobless.
“We had suffered with our families and other dependants due to interstate ban. Thr lifting of ban is a big relief to us.
“We are grateful to government for the consideration, and I want to use this opportunity to urge our members to show appreciation by observing the necessary preventive measures against COVID-19,” he said.
Some passengers who spoke to NAN called on law enforcement agencies like the police and Federal Road Safety Commission, to effect arrest of any driver that violated directives of government.
They said drivers should not be allowed to increase transport fare arbitrarily when they carried the normal number of passengers without observing some level of social distancing.
Edited By: Chidinma Agu (NAN)
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