COVID-19: Anunobi storms ITC, monitors transport guidelines compliance

Rex Anunobi

Imo State Commissioner for Transport, Chief (Barr) Rex C. Anunobi, on Monday paid an unscheduled visit to Imo Transport Company (ITC) headquarters, along MCC/Uratta road, as part of strategic measures of enforcing total compliance to interstate and mass transit guidelines by transporters operating in the state.
The Commissioner who arrived the Owerri ITC loading bay around 9am alongside his team of Monitoring, Implementation and Enforcement led by Nze Franklin Iwunze(Ogbuagu Nkwerre), said his first unscheduled visit to the government owned transport company is strategic as it is meant to ensure and prove the sincerity of Senator Hope Uzodimma Government of Shared Prosperity to lead by example.
Barr. Anunobi who was conducted round by some top management staff led by the Operations Manager, Joseph Onyenze, expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance to guidelines and protocols in the transportation sector which according to him remains uppermost to ensuring that the dreaded virus is adequately contained in the state.
Reiterating the commitment of his ministry and his enforcement team to ensure total compliance of the guidelines considering the sensitivity of the transportation sector amid COVID-19 pandemic, Barr. Anunobi maintained that interstate and mass transit vehicles must adhere to the stipulated number of passengers to reasonably maintain physical distancing while all occupants compulsorily use facemask.
The Commissioner also explained that commuters must wash their hands under a running water or use hand sanitizers at the point of boarding.
Barr. Anunobi, further, appealed to all stakeholders in the tranportation sector to cooperate with his ministry and the Shared Prosperity Government of Senator Hope Uzodimma in the march to revolutionize the transportation sector for an improved service delivery that will also restore sanity.


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