This is following deaths of 38 people in Rivers State and a similar recent incident in Ode-Irele, Ondo state due to the consumption gin.
The Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Paul Orhii, made the announcement at the media briefing in Abuja, yesterday.
Paul warned the general public against the consumption of the gin which has turned out to be deadly due to its toxic contents.
“The public should desist from the consumption of unregistered locally made spirits (Ogogoro) and other unregistered bitters. The government will confiscate all illegally brewed alcoholic beverages across the country, “he threatened.
The local gin is called ‘Ogogoro’, ‘Kaikai’ in south-western part of Nigeria. While some drinks it for pleasure, some indegenious doctors use it for herbal medicine.