Manufacturers challenge NAFDAC over ban on alcohol in sachets, PET bottles

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Manufacturers challenge NAFDAC over ban on alcohol in sachets, PET bottlesThe 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.

amage local manufacturing and negatively affect the economy, as well as the social wellbeing of the people of Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, Speaking at the entrance to the LSHA, Vice Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Lagos Chapter, Comrade Emmanuel Edoghe, reiterated the need for NAFDAC to rescind its decision on the ban of the premium alcoholic drink and sachets considering the huge investment made by the companies and the existing purchasing power of the people.

He said: “The Lagos parliament should join its voice with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria to consider the wellbeing of the workers especially with the mantra of Renewed Hope of the current President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

Comrade Anthony Oyagha, Branch Secretary,  Food, Beverages Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) in his speech stated that the reason for the ban was harsh and could be suspicious going by the opportunity cost.

“Our products are well refined for consumption and we beg the Lagos State House of Assembly to reach out to the relevant authorities to unlock our factory. If we leave this ground, we have nowhere to go as our factories are shutdown,” Oyagha stated.

Responding to the submissions made by the Labour leaders, the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu, who represented the speaker, LSHA, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, empathised with the protesters and assured them of justice and fair play in handling the sensitive issues.

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