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NRC mandates use of facemask for workers, passengers


• FG Denies Releasing Guidelines For Air Travellers
Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has stressed the need for workers and passengers to use facemasks as part of efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.  

The Managing Director NRC, Fidet Okhira, while flagging off sensitisation campaign on the imperative of using face mask and compliance with social distancing protocol outlined by the Federal Ministry of Health, said the Board and management of NRC have immense concern for the well-being of its staff and their families, hence, the sensitisation became mandatory at the headquarters and Ebute-Metta Junction, adding that the campaign would also be carried out in all the districts of the corporation.

In a statement by Deputy Director, Public Relations, Yakub Mahmood, NRC appealed to residents to cooperate with NRC frontline staff, who would subject them to body temperature measurement at the entry points of NRC facilities.


Earlier, the Deputy Director Research, Health, Safety and Environment, Oyekunle Oyewole, who represented the Director Corporate Planning, James Gyang, told the MD that the campaign would last for two consecutive days, covering the entire headquarters.
It would be recalled that NRC had earlier decontaminated offices, workshops, residential quarters, and train stations.

Meanwhile, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria {FAAN} has denied the release of post COVID-19 guidelines for air travellers. Reacting to a statement credited to one Tayo Olu, FAAN spokesperson Henrietta Yakubu said: “We want to state emphatically that although FAAN is carefully and seriously working on a guideline, the release did not emanate from us, as it is still a work in progress”. 

It urged air travellers and the general public to disregard the content of the said release, saying at the appropriate time, FAAN will release its post COVID-19 travel guidelines via official communication medium.


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