Abeokuta - The Ogun Government on Saturday sealed off six different shops selling alcoholic drinks in Kuto Park, Abeokuta, the state capital.
Alhaji Ola-ayo Ogunsolu, the General Manager of Parks and Garages Development Board (PAGADEB), said the board had inaugurated: "Operation Flush-out Alcoholic Drinks", in all parks and garages in the state.
The manager, who led a team to the park, said the sealing of the shops was to rid all parks and garages in Ogun of hard drugs and sales of liquor.
Ogunsolu said the step became imperative in order to reduce road accidents and instil discipline among transport workers, especially the drivers.
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According to him, there is need to protect lives and property of passengers boarding vehicles in all parts of the state.
Ogunsolu added that drinking alcohol while driving remained illegal, criminal and a breach of traffic rules and regulations.
"We decided to embark on this exercise in order to stem the growing rate of carnage on our roads," he said.
Also speaking, the General Secretary of the State National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Kayode Olaolu, commended the state government for the enlightenment.
Olaolu promised that the union would set up a task force team in order to ensure strict compliance with the directive.