The Primero Transport Services Limited, operators of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), have commenced daily sterilisation of all surfaces within and without it
The Primero Transport Services Limited, operators of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), have commenced daily sterilisation of all surfaces within and without its buses to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
According to the General Manager (Operations) of the firm, Mr Segun Anako him, the company is aware of the safety concerns of all Nigerians regarding the COVID-19 virus and we have taken steps to ensure that we reduce the spread as much as possible.
“What we have done as an organisation is to contract Infinity Services to carry out a thorough cleaning and sterilisation of all surfaces within and outside each BRT to ensure that they are free from viruses and germs. We have provided hand sanitizers that will be available to our passengers, and in addition, all our bus drivers, inspectors and ticketing officers will always be required to wear protective masks and gloves.
“Daily temperature checks of all staff will be embarked upon before commencing operations and any staff found with above normal temperatures will be asked to get medical clearance before resumption duties. We are also discussing with the state government to facilitate a daily disinfection of the bus-stops,” Anako said.
The general manager urged commuters to use of electronics card for payment of fares instead of cash and paper tickets to further reduce the risks of transmitting the virus.
“We are encouraging the use of electronic cards for payment on our buses against cash and paper tickets. This will help in minimising the spread of the virus as contacying the virus is higher through cash and paper,” he said.
Anako called on all well-meaning Lagos residents to support the efforts of the state government in ensuring that the virus did not spread further through human interactions and contact. He urged passengers to ensure that they comply with the Lagos State Government’s directive of not more than 50 persons in any gathering.
The general manager urged commuters to ensure that they practise the social distancing technique of keeping a space of at least a meter between themselves and the next person on the queue.
“On our part, we are ensuring that we do not carry above the recommended passenger limits and our staff members have been mandated to restrict entry once that capacity has been reached,” he added.