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FG Places Ban On Alcohol In Sachet, Polythene & Glass Bottles

The Federal of has declared its intention to eliminate high concentration of alcohol in sachet, Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles.

Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye announced this in a statement titled: ‘ cautions on alcohol abuse.’ She said;

under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention of the general public, concerns relating to the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets, small volume glass and PET bottles.

These concerns relate to negative effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption on public health and on the safety and security of the public, alcohol being a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties.

Uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles has been put forward as a factor contributing to substance and alcohol abuse in with its negative impact on the society.

The World Health Organisation reports that alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people.

with full support of the Federal Ministry of Health has continued to exercise its regulatory responsibilities by ensuring that all alcoholic beverages and other regulated products approved by the agency meet set standards of quality, safety and wholesomeness.

The Federal Ministry of Health is concerned about the high incidence of substance and alcohol abuse in the country and , being the competent authority and working with relevant stakeholders, is increasing efforts to stem this.

With regard to alcohol, major stakeholders have been engaged at the highest level and are already sensitised to the issue. To this end, several interventions jointly agreed upon by major stakeholders are being undertaken and as a first step, no new products in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles above 30 per cent ABV will be registered by .

Furthermore, to reduce availability and curb abuse, effective January 31 2020, producers of alcohol in sachets and small volume PET and glass bottles are to reduce production by 50 per cent of capacity prior to January 2020. The overall goal is a complete phase out of high concentration alcohol in sachets and small PET and glass bottles in line with the agreed roadmap or earlier.

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24 Responses

  1. Alabi says:

    Nice one to hear this from FG

  2. wale says:

    Thank you Jesus

  3. Davins says:

    Good step taken

  4. Empire says:

    There is nothing they will not ban

  5. Dara says:

    More to come😂

  6. Omotuolase says:

    But why

  7. Richarlison says:

    Something wey them dey drink too 😅🤣😂

  8. FEJIRO says:

    This one no fit work

  9. Enerieta says:

    He no fit work

  10. Free2threads says:

    Good development

  11. Abdulsomad says:

    Ń toor

  12. akanni peter says:

    Nice one

  13. Hypothetical says:

    Wonderful

  14. Okoro Samuel says:

    Nice one

  15. Fidelis says:

    Good decision

  16. Bright says:

    All this one na story line watin me and everybody know say hin no fit work for this country no Nigeria we they

  17. Daniel says:

    I like d decision

  18. His Anointed says:

    It won’t stop then from misbehaving especially danfo drivers and conductors…

  19. Olabode says:

    What’s the point? All the best!
    You guys should do the needful abeg.

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