The Ogun state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps said that it would apprehend motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the upcoming Easter period.
The Sector Commander of the Corps, Ahmed Umar, made this known on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun state.
Umar said some motorists were likely to indulge in alcoholism, which would make them disobey traffic rules and regulations on the highways during the festive season.
“So, the FRSC personnel would be all out across the state to checkmate driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
“In addition, the FRSC would impose strict punishment on any motorist apprehended or caught driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” he stated.
The sector commander, therefore, enjoined motorists to avoid drunk-driving and imbibe safety culture on the roads to reduce crashes during the Easter celebration.
Umar added that road usage required common sense, just like social activities.
He admonished motorists to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations as an action of a driver could affect other motorists directly or indirectly.
The 2022 Easter holiday will be celebrated across the country between April 15 and April 18.