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FRSC cautions drivers against overloading of passengers

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned drivers and motorcycles riders avoid overloading of passengers in order to sustain the ongoing advocacy campaign aimed at curtailing the spread of Coronavirus.

It said drivers are to carry only one person at the front and not more than three in a row of their vehicles. While motorcycle riders should carry only one person at a time so that occupants would be able to guard themselves and watch out for symptoms as they journey to their destinations.

A statement by its Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, quoted the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, as saying that the advice became necessary following the need to curtail the spread of the global pandemic by avoiding overloading of vehicles.

Kazeem stated that the Corps Marshal advised that travellers should also endeavour to stay away from overloaded vehicles at all times no matter the urgency of their trips.

Meanwhile, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has described the news that a staff of the agency has tested positive to COVID-19 as fake.In a statement, the FIRS said: “The Service can confirm that a member of staff who went to pick his wife from the airport following her return from a trip abroad is currently and voluntarily observing the Federal Government’s advisory of self-isolation alongside his spouse at the couple’s home.

“Both husband and wife have not visited any FIRS offices or events since the wife retuned to Nigeria last Sunday. More importantly, both husband and wife have been in self-isolation since Monday last week and have not tested positive to Covid-19.

“Before now, all FIRS offices have taken necessary precautions to protect both staff and our esteemed taxpayers from Covid-19 through such safety measures as social distancing, temperature testing, disabling of the biometric sign in and provision of hand sanitizers for staff and visitors to our offices nationwide as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health.”

Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, and the management advised members of the public to discountenance the claim that an official of FIRS had tested positive for Covid-19.

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