Covid-19 Pandemic: ACOMORAN Urged Members to obey Government Directives, Says Violators will be Punished~NEWSEXTRA ~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online




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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Covid-19 Pandemic: ACOMORAN Urged Members to obey Government Directives, Says Violators will be Punished~NEWSEXTRA ~NEWSEXTRA

The leadership of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Ogun State chapter has warned its members in the state to obey government directives or risk getting arrested. 

This was made known today by the Public Relations Officer of the Association, Aremo Agunbiade, in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Aremo lamented the rate at which commercial Motorcycle operators disregard government directives which allows just one passenger at a time and the compulsory use of nose covers by both the rider and the passenger.

He said, "The reports reaching us about the disregard of government directives is worrisome. It is a directive put in place to slow the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"We have gotten reports of commercial Motocycle operators disregarding these directives by conveying more than one passenger at a time, and also conveying passengers without nose masks. 

"The directive to convey only one passenger at a time, and ensuring that both the rider and the passengers use nose covers is to assist the government in its fight against the spread of the pandemic. 

"The fight against Covid-19 pandemic is not the fight of the government alone, it requires the corporation of everyone to yield the desired result. 

While the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has warned that the disregard of these directives hold severe penalties, the Association has vowed to punish offenders through the use of its Task Force who finds any rider disregarding the directives.

It will be recalled that Gov. Abiodun, while addressing reporters yesterday in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, at the Governor's office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta warned that commercial Motorcycle operators caught disregarding government directives on the use of nose covers and number of passengers conveyed will be arrested. 

The Governor lamented the increasing cases of Covid-19 as of Monday this week, Ogun has recorded a total of 586 positive cases as against a total number of 316 on the 4th of June, which represents an increase of 270 or over 85% in just 14 days. 

Aremo therefore warned commercial motorcycle operators to obey these directives, adding that the Association is committed to supporting the government in its efforts to defeat Covid-19.

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