Reports have emerged on Tuesday that the packaged water industry in Nigeria now makes up-to N8 billion revenue daily.
This was made known at the presentation of annual reports on packaged water in Abuja by the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Orhii.
The DG revealed that the “primary objective of annual packaged water monitoring exercise was to ensure that existing packaged water producers comply strictly with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) without compromising quality and safety of consumers.
“Besides, the agency cannot afford to toy with an industry whose daily turnover is now estimated at N8 billion. This is due to the importance of safety of water for consumption, the increased need to continually and proactively prevent water-borne diseases,” Orhii observed.
“the outcome of this exercise in the form of generated data would be considered as national data on packaged water quality parameters profiling that will be shared with relevant stakeholders.” he concluded.