Lagos Unlock Guidelines excites Tricycle operators 

By Edith Igbokwe

 

Tricycle operators have expressed joy over the announcement of measures to unlock the city including limits on two passengers per tricycle beginning May 4.

 

Speaking with ECHONEWS, the Vice Chairman of Tricycle Owners and Operators Association of Nigeria (TOOAN), 7/8-Airport Junction Branch, Mr. Kazeem Ajadi, who expressed joy over the new development, said many of them would be able to bounce back to normal life.

 

Within the third phase of the lockdown since the inception of the Coronavirus pandemic, the government relaxed restrictions on some business operations such as the bank, food processing business and transportation, giving the guidelines to follow while on field and time frame of work from 9am to 3pm daily.

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With this development, Ajadi expressed a great joy of the relief, stating that they would get back to work after parking them for six weeks.

 

His statement: “The announcement of the ease on lockdown gave us hope as transporters that we will be needed in mobility aspect to convey workers to their destinations.”

 

He disclosed that they are ready to comply with the rules of picking two passengers at a time instead of four and to make do with face mask and sanitizer as the government has directed.

 

In addition to safety precautions, Ajadi told ECHONEWS that their union has deliberated on how to make sure that Tricyclists maintain high level of hygiene with the use of preventive measures listed by the government.

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He appreciated the Lagos State Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya Mc Oluomo over his support for the union since the lockdown started.