The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has picked holes in the position of the National Agency for Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over the ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks in sachets and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles.
Meanwhile, labour and trade unions under the aegis of Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, Food and Beverages, Tobacco Senior Staff Association Manufacturers Association of Nigeria took their protests to the Lagos State House of Assembly (LSHA)
The Director General, MAN, Segun Ajayi-Kadir, said the claim by NAFDAC was unfounded, adding that the manufacturers’ view was that it is a reflection of a systemic problem of much wider ramifications
Recall that the NAFDAC had, on February 5, 2024 announced the ban on production and sale of alcoholic beverages in sachets and less than 200ml PET bottles, alleging that the segmentation is responsible for rising alcohol use among the underage.
MAN also noted that no scientific study was ever carried out by the agency or any other entity to establish the claim.