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NRC fumigates facilities in fight against Coronanvirus pandemic

Authorities of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has embarked on the fumigation  of its administrative buildings, staff quarters and other facilities within its headquarters in fight against the killer coronavirus pandemic. NRC also plans to carry out such decontamination exercise in all the railway facilities nationwide.

Fidet Okhiria, managing director of Nigerian Railway Corporation told BusinessDay on Sunday that, the management has committed resources towards fumigating the headquarters as part of organizational intervention and mitigation to deal with risk of exposure to Covid-19 scourge.

According to the NRC managing director, ”As we all know, Lagos state is the worst hit by Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria from statistics available  till date, hence the quick Intervention of the NRC management, engaging services of environmental health professionals in collaboration with the Environmental Health Department of the Lagos Mainland Local Government in driving the process of active and targeted. 

Okhiria  who spoke through the director of operations, NRC, Niyi Alli, said that the corporation  is carrying out the exercise at the instance of the NRC management and commitment backed by resources to facillitate the logistics, manpower, potent decontaminants and the entire project delivery.

The process commenced on Saturday April 18,/020 and it will continue till every place mapped is covered. Apart from quarters in Ebute Metta, the disinfection effort will cover other NRC quarters at Tejuosho, Rotimi, Mushin, Ikeja and Apapa. 

He assured that management will continue to play her role as a responsible and proactive organization committed to public safety especially during this critical pandemic 

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