The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reaffirmed that the recent ban on the production of alcoholic beverages in sachets and small-volume PET and glass bottles below 200mls was a collective decision.
In a statement signed by the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, on Thursday in Abuja, she highlighted that the decision to implement the ban was a recommendation from a committee comprising representatives from various key stakeholders.
These include the Federal Ministry of Health, NAFDAC, and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), alongside industry representatives like the Association of Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE), and the Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN).
Prof. Adeyeye appealed for continued support, cooperation, and collaboration from the Nigerian populace in ensuring the success of measures aimed at safeguarding the nation’s health.
The ban, she reiterated, is a crucial step in curbing the harmful effects of alcohol and promoting the overall well-being of the population.