Interstate travel: FG gives guidelines for transporters

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The federal government has set guidelines for transporters as they engage in interstate travels.

According to the minister of state for transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, if the guidelines are not adhered to, the operational permit of the transporters will be withdrawn.
The minister pointed out that interstate transport operators should apply and could only operate on confirmation of satisfaction of the defined guidelines by the state ministry of transportation as there would be regular monitoring of implementation and adherence to guidelines.
The ministry would also monitor the impact of the measure on safety and minimizing the transmission of COVID-19 through the mass transit sector, she added.

“The guideline has been fine-tuned with that of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

”The guideline also required the registration of all private travel operators, parks and terminals operators.

“This is to ensure restricted access, social distancing, disinfection and sanitisation as well as have designated areas to isolate passengers with a suspected case of COVID-19 infection.

“Similarly, all passengers must be subjected to temperature checks, and ‘no mask, no entry’ policy must be adopted.

“Staff must be sent for COVID-19 training and must adorn Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while on duty.

“Bus operators must observe all the safety protocols and limit their capacity to 50 per cent while windows must be open for short trips and the face masks should be worn throughout the journey,’’ she said.


  1. Government should subsidy the transportation for Nigerians in other to make it affordable for it’s citizens because the transporter must increase their T-fare in order to meet up their target. They should look into it, pls.

  2. The reopening of interstate border travel is long overdo with all the safety measures put in place, but there is a huge gap here. How can government be so insensitive to the plight of common. Do they reason at all on some of the rules they dole out and its effect on the citizen. How can they limit that carrying capacity to 50% without recourse to the fare charges. A commuter bus that hitherto carry 18 passengers will now be compelled to carry only 9 passengers but charge the traveller 100%. A journey that normally charge 500naira is with this arrangement charged 1000naira and government carry on as if its ok. Its not ok. What a reasonable government should do is to subsidize fuel so that transporters will not transfer the pandermic burden to the travellers. Unfortunately Apc led government is busy hiking fuel and marshalling orders called guideline for us. Its pathetic

  3. This order is actually lopsided as this would increase the transportation fare. Let this be reviewed on the long run to ensure easy access of commuters at cheap or affordable rates

  4. This guidelines have caused an increase in transportation fares o
    It doesn’t favor everyone o
    Let I be reformed o

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