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  • Updated: June 19, 2024

NAFDAC speaks on lifting ban on alcoholic sachet drinks

NAFDAC speaks on lifting ban on alcoholic sachet drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has confirmed that the prohibition on the sale and use of sachet alcoholic drinks in the nation remains in effect.

Professor Moji Adeyeye, Director-General of NAFDAC, announced a press event in Lagos State on Wednesday.

According to her, the restriction on sachet alcohol is a ministerial decree that would stay in effect until the minister decides otherwise.

She said, “The ban on sachet alcohol is a ministerial directive and the ban remains until the ministers respond. The meeting last week Thursday is a continuation of the discussion.

"The outcome of the meeting is that the ministers should write a memo to the Speaker (of Reps) and the House (of Reps), and the Representative of the Speaker, Prof Jake Dan-Azumi then said we should continue the discussion after the recess of the House members in July. So, the discussion continues."

Recall that Philip Agbese, the House of Representatives deputy spokesperson, said last Friday that the House and NAFDAC had agreed to relax the restriction on the sale and use of sachet alcoholic drinks in the nation.

According to Agbese, the House Committee and NAFDAC officials met and decided to temporarily relax the prohibition.

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