Covid 19: Mrakpor sensitizes Tricycle operators in Asaba

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The Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA) Hon. Mrs. Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor, today met with a section of Asaba tricycle operators, stressing the need to enforce social distancing while commuting around the capital city. 
Mrs. Mrakpor who practically demonstrated social distancing by stretching out her hands and swaying it round urged the Keke operators to do same to ensure that the social distancing is maintained in the gathering. 
Although, she emphasized that Delta State has not recorded a case of the dreaded virus, precautionary measures must be put in place.
Addressing the tricycle operators in Pidgin English, Mrakpor said:
“Dis Corona Virus, make I tell una why e bad well well. Why them say wash your hand? You know say different diseases dey come for different forms? Dis one e dey look for opening to take enter.
“So, na im make dem say no touch your eye, mouth and nose. If you touch person wey get am come take that hand rub your nose, e go enter. Once e enter, if e reach where throat dey, e go seize the person throat.
“As e seize the throat e go enter the lungs, finish!
“So, na im make am wey dem go say wash your hand, no shake hand, no hug.” the DG analysed the epinemiology of the disease.
The former lawmaker also advocated the need to enforce social distancing in commuters and expressed hope that the sickness will soon end. 
“Part of the meeting wey I say make we get, assuming say Union gree make we get dat meeting, I say make Union dey give u a ticket for N150. Union go take N100, keep N50 for una welfare.
“If dem do am, for back of Keke una go dey carry only two persons until this sickness comot.
“By the grace of God, with the prayers, you know say Nigerians, we dey pray well well and God dey hear us. E no go pass the next one month,” Mrakpor said.
Also discussed during the meeting are matters bordering on the conduct of tricycle operators plying the Ibusa Junction/Koka route that led to the temporary ban of tricycles in that area and subsequent replacement with mini buses. The ban has since been lifted with the operators asked to sign an agreement to adhere to the Agency’s guidelines.


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