As Lagos State commences the partial lockdown on Monday, the Lagos State Government has declared that commercial transport services will only last between 6am and 7pm. This is in line with the Federal Government’s declared overnight curfew.
This was stated on a Sunday afternoon tweet on the official twitter handle, @followlasg.
According to the tweet, the public yellow buses, popularly known as ‘danfo’, tricycles and private vehicles are all mandated to adhere to the physical distancing guidelines.
“Yellow buses popularly called danfo, must not carry more than eight passengers (two on a row), tricycles are to carry just two passengers at the back, while private car owners must also observe physical distancing,” it read.
It also emphasised the mandatory use of nose covers, provision of handwashing equipment and alcohol-based sanitizers before and after each trip.
Recall that the State Government had also announced a total ban on motorcycle ‘okada’ operations in the State with effect from May 4.
To ensure full compliance to all the directives, the special task force, comprising the Police Force, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), and the Abandoned Vehicles and Parks monitoring committee will be at strategic points in the State.