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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has advised Nigerians to always wear face masks and keep sanitizers handy.
He said this during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Amaechi said he is “dead scared” as he knows people who have died from the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. During his speech, the minister held up a sanitizer to drive home his point.
According to him, the Federal Government will do all it takes to keep Nigerians safe and also guarantee the safety of travelers using the nation’s railway system.
He insisted that the use of face-covering and hand sanitizers is a must before travelers will be allowed to board.
Amaechi explained that he opened the railway from Abuja to Kaduna because of pressure for the Sallah holiday, stressing no masks, no boarding.
“If anybody has ever seen me in public without this (referring to the Santiser), let the person raise up his hand. The reason is that I have seen people die of COVID-19, so I am dead scared.
“If you ask the last speaker, I refused to agree that we should open the railways. It is the pressure of those who want to participate in the forthcoming spiritual activities that made me accept that we will open the railway from Abuja to Kaduna.
“We don’t want to see how handsome or beautiful you are. Please wear for me a face mask, not a mouth mask. If you wear a mouth mask, the train will stop and you will come down.”
The Minister explained that the security of lives and property during the Sallah celebrations in a few days’ time has also been beefed up.