The Federal Government says it has begun enforcing the ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution, sale, and use of and below.


Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, speaking today said window period given to manufacturers to sell off all alcoholic drinks in this category elapsed on January 31, 2024.


Adeyeye called on holders of alcohol in sachets, PET and glass bottles, empty sachets, PET bottles, empty glass bottles, and other packaging materials to immediately report to the Investigation and Enforcement Directorate of NAFDAC for hand-over of same for destruction, to prevent sterner measures including prosecution.


The NAFDAC boss also noted that the decision was based on a high-powered delegation that consisted of the Federal Ministry of Health, NAFDAC, and other relevant agencies, to curb the menace of abuse of alcohol.

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