Press Release: Rivers State Ministry of Transport

COVID-19 Rivers State

The Rivers State Commissioner for Transport Hon. Sam Soni Ejekwu in pursuance of the wisdom, tact and insight exhibited by the Governor of Rivers State Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Rivers State Security Council towards the strategic implementation of isolation through targeted area and Local Government lockdowns and systematic ease offs towards the containment of the corona virus pandemic.

Effective from Thursday, 21st May, 2020, the Governor directs as follows: 

1. All Taxis shall only have one passenger in front and two behind.

2. All Buses shall only have one passenger in front and two passengers on each of the seat rows behind.

3. Private vehicles should in addition to the driver have only one person in front and two behind.

4. Tricycles (Keke) shall only carry two passengers behind.5

. Tricycles are banned from plying Aba Road, Old Aba Road, Ikwerre Road and East/West roads.

It is important for drivers and commuters to adhere strictly to these directives as failure to do so will lead to unpleasant consequences. 

Let us be law abiding and cooperate with the Rivers State Government for a safer and healthier society.    

Signed: SAM SONI EJEKWU Hon. Commissioner for Transport.


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