February 28, 2024
House Of Reps Probes NAFDAC’s Ban On Alcoholic Beverages In Sachets
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House Of Reps Probes NAFDAC’s Ban On Alcoholic Beverages In Sachets

The House of Representatives Committee on National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control is investigating the circumstance surrounding the ban imposed on the production of alcoholic beverages in sachets and small bottles in Nigeria by the agency.

The resolution of the lawmakers was sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Paschal Agbodike and Hon. Philip Agbese at Wednesday’s plenary.

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Moving the motion, Honourable Agbodike expressed concern that the ban “runs counter to the spirit and letter” of the Constitution and “runs against the economic recovery plan” of the Bola Tinubu administration.

He also said that given the numerous economic challenges confronting poor Nigerians, the ban on the production of the said beverages will wreak more havoc and cause job losses, as well as run contrary to the administration’s policy to encourage the sustainability of small and medium scale enterprises.

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