NAFDAC Bans Sale And Consumption Of Local Gin (Ogogoro) Nationwide

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The National Agency of Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced a nationwide ban on the sale and consumption of local gin, popularly known as ogogoro.

The agency’s director-general, Dr. Paul Orhii made this known during a joint press conference by NAFDAC and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Orhii had fingered the methanol contamination during the making of these drinks as the cause of the multiple deaths in Ondo and Rivers states.

To prevent future incidences, the agency will set out to destroy and confiscate all production and selling of these drinks.




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