Schools lock-down amidst Coronavirus outbreak, leaving students stranded at Sokoto Motor parks


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The sudden lockdown of all schools across Nigeria amidst the COVID-19 outbreak has left many students stranded at motor parks in Sokoto.

Press reports from over the weekend reveal that more than a hundred students were left stranded at motor parks across Sokoto metropolis on Sunday after he Federal Government declared immediate closure of all schools to curtail the Coronavirus outbreak.


Over Hundred students got stranded at Sokoto motor parks after FG orders immediate closure of schools

A NaN report states that the high concentration of passengers was mostly seen at the popular “Tasha Alu” mass transit garage owned by Sokoto State Transport Authority and few others.

Some named students, Hasfat Garba, Hammeed Aliyu, Maryam Bashir, and Rafael Olusola told NaN reporters that they had been stranded at the garage from morning till the time of the interview but still had no vehicles to take them. The majority of the students reveal that they want to travel back to their respective homes sequel to the FG’s order of immediate closure of schools leading to them being kicked out of their hostels. NaN reports also mentioned that the same situation was recorded at the “Hajia Halima” Central Motor Park and the Kwannawa park this last weekend.

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Alhaji Abdullahi Danjeka, the Special Adviser on SSTA to Sokoto governor said despite the ugly situation being witnessed, at least 10 buses left each of the Sokoto garages fully loaded with passengers going to Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Zamfara, Niger, Katsina, Kano, Abuja, and Kaduna. He also added that the Sokoto state government had pegged the transport fare for popular destinations to the usual:

  • N3,200 – (Sokoto-Abuja)
  • N2,000 – (Sokoto-Kano)
  • N2,000 – (Sokoto-Kaduna)
  • N3,200 – (Sokoto-Jos)
  • N2,000 – (Sokoto-Katsina)
  • N1,000 – (Sokoto-Gusau)
  • N4,000 – (Sokoto-Gombe)
  • N3,200 – (Sokoto-Niger)

According to Alhaji Abdullahi Danjeka, these measures among others are now in place to ensure compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

The entire world of transport and automotive industry has been taking a serious blow from the current COVID-19 outbreak especially after Toyota, BMW, Honda & others suspend UK car production abruptly.

Meanwhile, we strongly recommend that all car owners and drivers in Nigeria should check out some of these tips for cleaning and disinfecting your car against coronavirus. Also, below is a short video clip explaining some of the 5 ways Nigeria is handling the Coronavirus outbreak:

   Coronavirus: 5 ways Nigeria is handling COVID-19 | Legit TV

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious pandemic infection that is ravaging many nations across the entire globe currently and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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