FG to Bans Alhohol in Sachet and Small Bottles

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The Nigerian Government has begun moves to end the packaging and selling of alcohol in sachet and small bottles

Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye indicated this in a statement over the weekend.

She made reference to the data by the World Health Organisation that claimed alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people.

She said, “NAFDAC 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.

NAFDAC DG, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye

The Federal Ministry of Health is concerned about the high incidence of substance and alcohol abuse in the country and NAFDAC, 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,

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No new products in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles above 30 per cent ABV will be registered by NAFDAC.“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,” she added.

To reduce availability and curb abuse, effective January 31 2021 producers of alcohol in sachets and small bottles are to reduce production by 50 per cent of capacity prior to January 2021

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