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NAFDAC’s Ban On Sachet Alcoholic Drinks Not Acceptable – MAN

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The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has said that the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks in sachets and Polyethylene Terephthalate bottles was based on unfounded assumptions and will not be accepted by the association.


MAN’s Director-General, Segun Ajayi-Kadir, pointed out that adults’ access to affordable drinks would be denied if sachet and PET alcoholic beverages were outlawed.

NAFDAC on February 1, 2024, commenced the enforcement of the ban on alcoholic beverages in sachets, PET, and glass bottles of 200ml and below.

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The agency’s Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said the ban was aimed at controlling unrestricted underage access to alcoholic drinks which she said posed health risks to the children.


NAFDAC noted that the ban, which targets the most accessible and affordable forms of alcoholic beverages, is expected to have far-reaching effects on the consumption patterns of alcohol in the country.

The agency added that Nigeria was one of the 193 member states of the World Health Organisation that reached a historical consensus on a global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol by adopting resolution WHA63.13 at the sixty-third session of the World Health Assembly, held in Geneva in 2010.


Adeyeye warned that the people mostly at risk of the negative effects of consumption of the banned pack sizes of alcoholic beverages are the under-aged, commercial vehicle drivers and riders.