Influx of smuggled foreign drinks threat to local industries – Distillers Group

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Distillers and Blenders, a sub group of Manufacturing Association of Nigeria has called on to the Federal Government to abrogate the  legislation that allows unrestricted/illegal importation of Alcholic Beverages, wines and spirits into the country. If this economic dangerous development is unchecked may lead to the collapse of indigenous companies with respect to job losses.

This call was made at the joint press conference held at the secretariat of National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees in Lagos last week, attended by officials of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Food, Beverage and Tobacco (FOBTOB).

The Unions said it will engage the support of the Federal Government and its regulatory/enforcememt Agencies, I.e National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Nigeria Customs Service, Supervising Ministries and the Nigeria Police.

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