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Labour union, Distillers Association, others reject FG’s proposed excise duty rate increase on alcohol at Senate hearing

Stakeholders in the alcohol beverage industry on Monday declared their opposition to the recent 500% increase in excise duty rates on alcohol by the Federal Government.

The stakeholders, which includes the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), and the Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers of Nigeria (AFBTE) expressed their displeasure over the rate hike to a Senate Committee on Finance at a public hearing on the matter.

MAN opposes excise duty rate increase on alcohol, tobacco; seeks its reversal

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called on the Federal Government to reverse the newly proposed excise duty rate increase on alcohol and tobacco products, saying that its implementation will lead to job losses and plant closures in the affected industries.

The President, MAN, Dr. Frank Jacobs, spoke on the issue in Lagos on Wednesday while addressing the media on the association’s position on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

La Casera gets high marks for maintaining high manufacturing standards

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and its sister agencies on Friday gave commendations to La Casera Company, the soft drinks maker, for maintaining a high quality standard in the production of its beverages and also for being in compliance with the different regulatory agencies – National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), and Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

Nigeria Spends N165 billion yearly on fruit juice imports, says MAN

Nigeria imports fruit juices valued at N165bn annually, according to the president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Frank Jacobs.

Speaking at a workshop organized by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) in Owerri on Friday, Mr. Jacobs noted that in spite of the high rate of fruit production and a vibrant juice market, the country imported fruit concentrates.