Nigeria to ban alcohol sachet production by 2024

Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced that it will eliminate production and sales of alcohol sachets by 2023/2024. Alcohol sachets contain small amounts of spirit drinks such as rum or whisky, they are typically 25ml and containing 40% alcohol or above. The process will be implemented in stages, with alcohol sachet producers initially being encouraged to reduce the alcohol concentration of their products. A full ban on production and sales of the small quantity, high alcohol products will be implemented in early 2024.