UPDATE: House of Reps To Probe Ban Of Sachet Alcoholic Drinks

UPDATE: House of Reps To Probe Ban Of Sachet Alcoholic Drinks

by Victor Ndubuisi

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, or NAFDAC, banned alcoholic beverages in sachets and small bottles. The House of Representatives has decided to look into this prohibition.

This resolution followed a proposal made in plenary on Wednesday by Paschal Agbodike.

Recall that in January 2024, NAFDAC declared that it would no longer be registering beverages in tiny sachets and bottles.

The congressman stated in his motion that the “decision to ban the registration of beverages in small sachets and bottles runs counter to the Economic Recovery Plan of the current administration and to the spirit and letter of the Constitution.”

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According to him, the prohibition goes against “small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs’) sustainability.”

However, legislator Olamide Osoba opposed the motion, arguing that the restriction is compliant with NAFDAC’s mission.

According to him, the agency has the authority to control pharmaceuticals and food in the nation, and the choice was made in accordance with international best practices.

The House gave the NAFDAC Committee instructions to look into the prohibition.


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