FG deliberates on the lift of current ban on interstate travel

06/26/2020

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus has revealed that the Federal Government is currently considering to lift the ban on interstate travel. Read more!

Dr Sani Aliyu, the current National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed in a recent press briefing that the FG is currently reviewing suggested guidelines for lifting the interstate travel ban amidst the pandemic. Dr Aliyu says that public roads will be reopened for interstate travel only when every bus terminal in Nigeria have an adequate preventive measure against COVID-19 in place.

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PDF National Coordinator says FG is considering the lift of the ban on interstate travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

This new report is coming just after Boss Mustapha, the PTF Chairman had earlier stated that by next week, the F.G will give its verdict as regards whether to lift the interstate travel ban or not. According to Dr Sani Aliyu, the Transport Minister – Gbemisola Saraki’s submitted guidelines are currently being reviewed by the Federal Government and would lead to the reopening of public roads once there is an assurance of safety. Dr Aliyu said that the PTF has received a well-detailed set of guidelines from the Transport ministry and will have a look at them as well as discuss them in the coming week’s PTF meeting.

>>> Also read the exciting update: Interstate travel ban - Owners of public transport lines lose ₦200bn

Dr Sani Aliyu also mentioned that the PTF has advised that the Transport ministry engages workers in the road transport industry to ensure that the regular parks and garages meet up with the some of the stated guidelines. These are like a reduction in the total number of passengers allowed to board a vehicle at the same time, physical distancing and etc. Dr Aliyu notably stressed that many states are still relaxed when it comes to complying with the necessary safety protocols for battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

He urged that state governments should increase their rate of COVID-19 testing as well as enforce new laws that make it mandatory for citizens to use nose masks when in public places.

Meanwhile, some Nigerian scientists have recently announced a vaccine for COVID-19; watch the press report video below to know more about this new vaccine;

  Nigerian Scientists Announce Vaccine For COVID-19

>>> Visit Naijauto every day to get the latest transport-related COVID-19 updates

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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