No fewer than 100 civil society teams, Wednesday, held what it described as a ‘Let The Poor Stay’ protest in Abuja to problem the ban on sachet and PET bottles of alcoholic drinks by the Nationwide Company for Meals and Medicine Administration and Management (NAFDAC).
Led by the Coalition In opposition to Financial Saboteurs, the teams additionally referred to as for the instant sack of the NAFDAC DG Prof. Moji Adeyeye for her anti-people insurance policies.
The teams lamented that the brand new coverage would additional pile extra issues on the Nigerian financial system as it might result in the eventual shutdown of the industries producing these merchandise.
They additional decried that Adeyeye is being utilized by multinationals to destroy small companies in our native manufacturing and firms.
“Right this moment, we deal with a matter of grave concern, the latest resolution by the Director Normal of the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration Management (NAFDAC), Professor Mojo Adeyeye, to ban the sale of drinks in small sachets. We view this coverage as a direct assault on the livelihoods of thousands and thousands of Nigerians, a transfer that won’t solely put numerous residents out of labor but in addition exacerbate the present issues of insecurity and unemployment in our nation,” Comrade Kabir Matazu mentioned on behalf of the teams.
“We strongly condemn this ill-thought-out coverage, which appears disconnected from the realities confronted by the strange Nigerian residents. NAFDAC management deserted their core duty of specializing in points that actually threaten the well-being of our folks, such because the influx of faux and substandard medication, we discover the Director Normal selecting to focus on a sector that gives employment for a lot of Nigerians and serves the wants of thousands and thousands of households.