In what appears to be a challenging period for the beer sector of the Nigerian beverages industry, as just smacking from the proposed increase in excise tax on the product to take effect from mid-year, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has signed a bill prohibiting the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol in certain areas of the state.
Ahmed gave his assent to the Ilorin Township (Prohibition Against the Production, Sale, and Consumption of Liquor in Certain Areas) Law, 2018, as passed by the Kwara State House of Assembly.
Under the law, no person will be allowed to produce, sell, store or openly consume alcohol within specified areas in the metropolis.
The bill stipulates that any person who contravenes the provision of this law shall be guilty of an offense and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding N100, 000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
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