No Ban On Alcohol Consumption In Niger – Gov Bago Assures
The Niger State Government has has denied prohibiting the sale of alcohol in nine Local Government Areas of the state, including Suleja.
Debunking the report making the rounds on some blogs claiming that the government banned such sale through the state’s Liquor and Licensing Board, prohibited, the State Government emphasised that Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago, who had been busy initiating and overseeing many people-centered projects across the state, never issued such a directive.
The State Government said the Liquor and Licensing board was yet to be constituted by the governor; as such, no directive of this kind could come from a board yet to be formed.
Stated the government: “In light of the above, His Excellency, the Farmer Governor, has directed security agents to arrest the self-appointed Secretary of this board by name Mohammed Ibrahim, and to understand the motives of the imposter and the reasons behind the pronouncement.
“We invite the good public and our friends in the media to ignore any such pronouncements and to, henceforth, seek clarification from known government officials who are authorised to speak for the state and government”.