Emeka Nyack’s Mother Holds London Mayor Responsible Her Son’s Covid-19 Death

The mother of a Nigerian who died in the UK after contracting Covid-19 as a Bus driver, has accused London Mayor, Sadiq Khan for not doing enough to protect her son.

Let’s briefly take you through the story of the passionate young man who died of coronavirus he got as a bus driver in Britain

The grieving mother of a London bus driver who died alone of COVID-19 said her son had taken no risks but was simply ‘doing the job he loved’ to help people get to work.

Emeka Nyack, 36 who drove the number four bus from Blackfriars to Archway succumbed to the disease at the end of March after fighting it for two weeks.

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His mother, Anne, said Emeka, a father-of-one, whose father is originally from Nigeria, had stayed at home as much as possible to try to avoid coronavirus, but was worried about the lack of protection he was given while driving.

In an interview with Daily Mail of UK, she said: “My son didn’t go out anywhere that was risky.

He just went from home to work and back again. It was a mundane routine but he loved it and did it in a professional way.

“He didn’t choose to be out there risking his life like some idiots who ignore the warnings. He was doing the job he loved to help the country get through this.”

She said the family had been desperate to stay with him in his last moments, but were not allowed. “He died on his own, with nobody to hold his hand,” she said.

”‘When he collapsed, the paramedics threw us out of the room, we weren’t even able to say goodbye.

My son’s not going to have parents’ evening any more. It’s just so sad.” Before his death, Mr Nyack – who suffered from mild asthma – had told colleagues that he was worried about the poor hygiene on the buses and the lack of protection for staff.

Drivers were sent to work with no masks or gloves and the vehicles were not cleaned properly, he claimed.

Mrs Nyack, 62, said she wrote to her son’s employers, Metroline, last month, warning them of the danger and begging them to address these concerns. But although she received a supportive reply, no action was taken.

And she claimed London Mayor Sadiq Khan should have done more to offer protective equipment to drivers – and had not even been in touch to offer his condolences.

“Sadiq Khan should have protected my son. I hold him responsible for what happened,” she said. “I want to state that quite clearly, in bold letters.


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