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COVID-19: Federal Road Safety Corps begins production of face masks for personnel



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Following  recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, the Federal Road Safety Corps has announced the commencement of production of face masks and other safety kits by its tailoring units.

The  production of customised face masks and safety kits would be distributed to the Corps personnel across the country as part of effort to curtail the spread of pandemic in Nigeria.

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In a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, made available to CAPITAL POST on Monday in Abuja, maintained that,  “the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has directed the tailoring unit of the Corps to commence immediate and speedy production and distribution of customised face masks for Officers and Marshals of the Corps nationwide due to the critical role the Corps plays in the ongoing enforcement of the National restriction order.

He said,  FRSC personnel being at the front line in the enforcement of the Presidential restriction order on COVID-19, have every tendency of coming in contact with different categories of people including carriers of the infectious disease. 

According to him, the Corps would adopt all precautionary measures, especially the constant use of face masks while discharging their statutory functions.

He added that facemasks when produced would be certified by medical experts before they are distributed to Corps personnel. 

The Spokesperson recalled that in the wake of the pandemic, the Corps Marshal had proactively supervised the distribution of alcohol based sanitizers and the conventional medical face masks to staff at the National Headquarters and other formations including the National Driver’s Licence capture centres.

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