The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC intensified sensitisation on the COVID-19 safety measures as released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC to all motorists and road users in Benue.
The State Sector Commander, Aliyu Baba, who led a team of Regular Marshals to various motor parks in Makurdi, said that the exercise was ongoing simultaneously across the 23 local governments in the state.
Addressing motorists at Benue Links Park, the commander said that every motor park in the state must have running water, hand sanitisers and ensure that passengers wore face masks and their temperature tested before boarding.
He said that any passenger whose temperature was above the approved degrees between 35 and 37 should not be allowed to board any vehicle and should be reported immediately to relevant authorities.
He specifically appealed to passengers to provide correct information for manifest should in case there was need to notify them of any case of COVID-19 involving any passenger who boarded the same vehicle with them and he further disclosed that the corps had penalised over 80 motorists within the last one month for overloading and breaking COVID-19 safety measures.