The Lagos State Safety Commission in its continued safety awareness program has taken sensitisation campaigns to the transport workers in the State to train them on hygiene management in post Covid-19 era.
The Director General of the Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola said the need became imperative considering the peculiarity of their daily routine activities which involved interactions with the public.
Speaking at the Ojota Park which followed with the training of transport workers at Oshodi areas of the State, Mojola said the training was to enhance their understanding about the safety protocols and etiquettes and to also ensure the workers wear their face masks and follow the safety protocols that have been set by the State government.
“We have trained them on personal safety, work place safety which is road safety because they are always on the road. We also emphasised on domestic and public safety.
With regards to personal safety we have trained them on hygiene management to ensure that they washed their hands and ensure their garages and motor parks are clean always.
The training also highlighted issues around public safety on the road, situational awareness, hazard identification and more importantly the use of drug and alcohol which is absolutely no go area when it comes to transportation”, he said
Mojola explained that part of the mandate of the Commission was to continue sensitisation and advocacy sessions across the state.
According to him, “our mandate is to ensure the safety of lives of Lagosians. How best it is for us than to train these transport workers.
The sessions have been very engaging and we have good question and answer feedback sessions with them and we feel it’s something that we have started and we will continue to have more of this session on a regular basis”.
He however enjoined commuters to stay alert and ensure they board buses that are clean, wear their face masks and look out for drivers that are under the influence of drugs and alcohol and report to the Commission through their association or to the Government through the safety Commission.
Head of Training Safety Commission, Mrs. Adeola Adebowale advised transport workers not to be complacent about the development on Covid-19, stressing that the scourge is still in the air and adherence to all safety guidelines will prevent further spread of the virus.
Adebowale who re-echoed the need to use face mask as part of measures put in place by the NCDC, also enlightened them on the consistent use of hand sanitiser, ensuring social distancing and fumigation of the parks as well as hand washing at all time.
The Lagos State Chairman of the National Union Road Transport Workers, Mr Musiliu Akinsanya urged members of the Union to be conversant with the safety guidelines and ensure compliance.
Similarly, Chairman of the Ojota Park, Mr Ifeoluwa Adenusi, had earlier commended the State safety Commission for the initiative which according to him would serve as further enlightenment measures for the transport workers.
The Commission thereby handed over safety kits which contain sanitiser, face masks, towels, soaps among others to the transport workers.
Source: Voice of Nigeria