The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has implemented a ban on alcoholic beverages produced in sachets and PET bottles with a capacity less than 200ml. Prof.
Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the Agency, revealed this decision during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday.
Adeyeye explained that the ban resulted from a multilateral committee’s agreement, outlining a phased approach.
Production was to be reduced by 50 percent by 2020, leading to a complete ban on January 31, 2024.
The five-year window granted to manufacturers began in 2018 and concluded on the specified date.Enforcement of the ban officially began on February 1, 2024.
Adeyeye emphasized that the country’s future takes precedence over other considerations in implementing this policy.
During enforcement, it was discovered that some manufacturers continued production despite the ban, possessing both finished products and packaging materials.
NAFDAC remains steadfast in its commitment to strictly enforce regulations and measures to protect the health of Nigerians, particularly the vulnerable youth, from the hazards associated with the indiscriminate consumption of alcohol.