Delta - Producers of local gin, popularly known as Ogogoro, under the aegis of Okwagbe Distillers Union, Delta State, have appealed to the Federal Government not to ban the production of the alcoholic drink, Vanguard reports.
Following the death of more than 60 persons arising from the consumption of local gin in Rivers and Ondo states, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), had last week, stated its resolve to commence the confiscation of the gin and conduct sensitization across the country.
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Reacting to NAFDAC’s resolution, Chairman of the union, Samuel Egedegbe, said that their distilled gin does not kill.
He reiterated that their “distilled gin” is produced from palm wine derived from raffia palm or liquefied sugar mixed with yeast and “well cooked before distilling the gin.
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