Food & Health

Union Petitions NAFDAC Over Sachets Alcohol Ban

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Workers bodies in the Industry have petitioned the Ogun State House of Assembly, calling for the reversal of the ban on sachet and PET bottles alcoholic drinks by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administrators and Control, NAFDAC.

The bodies, affiliated to the Trade Union Congress, TUC, presented their petition to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Oludaisi Elemide through the State Chairman of the Congress, Comrade Akeem Lasisi who led them on a protest to the Assembly Complex.

Comrade Lasisi warned that the pronouncement of NAFDAC would result in massive loss of jobs and shutdown of subsidiary industries and urged the State lawmakers to look into the matter with a view to protecting the source of living of the workforce, which could be affected by the ban.

Responding, the Speaker, Mr Elemide gave the assurance that the State Legislature would consider the plea of the Union and channel the request to the appropriate authorities for further actions.

The Speaker explained that the consideration of the union’s position for a reversal of policy was within the purview of the Federal Government, adding that avoidable situation should not be allowed to worsen the present situation of the country’s economy.

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