Covid-19: National Sit-at-Home Order Will Help Curtail Coronvirus – NAMTO Chairman


As the deadly disease Covid-19: National Sit-at-Home Order Will Help Curtail Coronvirus – NAMTO Chairman Spread increases on daily basis, the Chairman National Association of Motor Transport Operators, Ebonyi State Chapter Comrade Fred Nwogbaga on Wednesday 25th March, 2020 advised that state Government strict Sit-at-Home order will help minimize the spread of the virus.
The State Chairman made this known to Newsmen in Abakaliki during the on-spot Motor Parks visitation, pointing out that state government had ordered the closure of schools in the state which becomes effective since the announcement was made that introducing ban on people’s movement will help curb the pandemic disease spread.
He noted that all motor parks in the state have implemented the directive of ensuring all their passengers use hand sanitizer but feared that despite government efforts that some indigenes who lived in states where cases of the virus are high now flood into safe states, thereby, posed serious threat in the areas.
He maintained that though stopping commuters from inter-state to another would indirectly affect many people but it would be better to be alive and continue one’s business after the total wipe out of the deadly disease from the country than threading on the path of risk which engender the general public lives by people moving from one state to another.
Speaking with the Special Assistant to the Governor on Attitudinal Change, Hon. Ray Nkama, he commends the proactive decision of the state government and advised public institutions to provide with their customers hand sanitizer.
The SA on Attitudinal Change pointed out that his office has mapped out strategies to ensure all public institutions in the state complied to the state government directive or risk total shutdown of the business.
On his part, the Caretaker Chairman Abakaliki Rice Mill, Hon. Sunday Ogodo appreciated the public for their high level of compliance by adopting the use of hand sanitizer and urged the people to not only regularly wash their hands on the trial period but make it a habit.
He said that the mill would soon constitute a committee to enforce every customer entering the mill are made to wash their hands even as some would claim they have wash theirs at home before coming.
Citizens’ Advocate reporter visited Peace Motor Transport Park, Romchi Motors Park, AE-FUNAI and Ezekunna parks where customers were seen wearing nose mask and bucket filled with water were seen at the park entrances, whereas, passengers were provided with hand sanitizer before boarding vehicle.

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