The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) says it has banned the sale of alcoholic drinks in all motor parks around the country ahead of the coming Yuletide.
Mr. Tajudeen Agbede, the Lagos State Chairman of NURTW, said that the union has set up a task force to enforce the ban in various motor parks across Lagos state in line with the National directive.
“We don’t want to experience any form of accident on the highway as a result of drunk driving”
the task force going round the motor parks, at least three times a week, to enforce the ban on sales of alcoholic drinks within and outside our parks,” he said.
The union chairman said the ban was not only meant for the festive seasons, adding that it would continue after the festivities.
Agbede also appealed to commuters to board vehicle at the designated motor parks for security of their lives and property instead of boarding unsafe vehicles by the roadside. He said that the union has also put in place some security measures in all the parks to guarantee safety of commuters.