Ministry to address FOBTOB grievances – Pate

Ministry to address FOBTOB grievances – Pate

Ministry to address FOBTOB grievances – Pate

Coordinating Minister, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Ali Pate has assured that the Ministry would endeavour to address the grievances borne by the members of Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association.

The Minister stated this while addressing members of the association who were at the Ministry’s Headquarters on Wednesday in Abuja on a peaceful protest on the ban of sachet and pet bottled alcoholic beverages.

While appealing to the aggrieved group, the Minister, represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary,  Kachallom Daju mni, promised to look into their complaints to chart a way forward.

“What l am saying now is that we have heard your grievances, this is a listening Government...we are going to discuss with partners, Trade Union Congress and other members on the way forward”.

Earlier in his speech, the National President, Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association, Comrade Jomoh Oyibo expressed the association’s dissatisfaction on the ban imposed on the manufacturing, sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets and pet bottles by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC).

He explained that NAFDAC has recently banned and sealed over 25 companies producing sachet and pet bottled alcoholic drinks with the reason of curbing alcoholic abuse which has affected the entrepreneurs, dependents and the workforce negatively.

He asserted that considering the present economic dynamics in Nigeria, that the timing for the ban is not right, he therefore appealed to the Ministry for timely intervention to abate the association is currently undergoing.


Deworitshe Patricia

Director (Information)

21 February, 2024