FG bans the consumption of Ogogoro nationwide

Following reports of the deaths of quite a number of people after consuming the alcoholic drink, the Federal government has formally placed a ban on the consumption of local gin popularly known as Ogogoro. Worthy of note is the incident in Ondo state in which many people died after developing a strange ailment after consuming the local gin contaminated with methanol.

The DG of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii announced the ban today. He added that 38 persons have died from consuming contaminated local gin in Rivers state recently.

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