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Lagos agency cracks down on alcohol vendors

Alcohol vendors
Alcohol vendors

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps has crackdown on vendors dealing in alcoholic drink at parks and garages in the state.

A statement issued by the agency on Monday, said the crackdown was meant to do away with sale and consumption of liquor at roadsides, parks and garages in the state.

According to the statement, the Corps Marshal, LAGSEC, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd), said the raid would be a continuous exercise.

The Lagos State government, according to Akinpelu, is concerned about “the alarming rate of liquor drinks sale in garages, motor parks, roadsides and in traffic.”

He said the negative trend poses great danger to the psychological, mental and general well-being of drivers, motorists and pedestrians alike.

The agency stated that confiscated liquor would be handed over to appropriate authorities for destruction.

It also emphasised the determination of LAGSEC to contain the rate of illegal sale of alcohol in the state’s motor parks.

It was gathered that alcoholic drinks worth about N2 million were confiscated by the agency during the crackdown.

Akinpelu also read the Riot Act to street traders to desist from displaying liquor for sale in garages, motor parks, roadsides and in traffic, warning that the agency will not relent in its drive to rid the state of all environmental nuisances,” the statement said.