Federal Government has suggested plans to ban the country’s high alcohol content in sachet and small glass bottles
The moves are described in a statement by Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Saturday titled:
‘NAFDAC cautions on alcohol abuse.’
“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.
“Uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles has been put forward as a factor contributing to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria with its negative impact on the society.
“The World Health Organisation reports that alcohol consumption contributes to three million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people.