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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Fallout of strange illness, Ondo govt ban production & consumption of Ogogoro

The Ondo Government has banned the production and consumption of locally-made gin, commonly called `ogogoro` in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Akinyanju, announced this at a news conference in Akure on Saturday. The commissioner attributed the ban to the outbreak of an unknown disease two weeks ago in Irele Local Government Area of the state.


“Our clinical analysis reveals the fact that there were no known viruses, while toxicology reports have confirmed our prime suspicion of methanol poisoning. We have reviewed our strategies and embarked on sensitisation to let people know that locally-made gin is prohibited. We will also embark on searches because this batch of methanol-containing gin must have gone round because 4 cases: 2 alive and 2 dead have been found in Odigbo Local Government Area,“ he said.

Akinyanju said that stakeholders such as religious leaders, transporters, youths, market women, and the relevant association would be informed of the development.

“We will start with the entire South Senatorial District, then move to the Central Senatorial District.
According to the commissioner, the unknown disease has so far claimed 23 lives with ten other people receiving treatment.
“Two of them have regained their sights and are back home. We appeal to the general public to desist from drinking the gin until we are able to identify the source of contamination or find out how the methanol got into the drinks,“ he said.

The commissioner said that the state government was working closely with the National Agency for Food,  Drug Administration and Control and the National Orientation Agency to sensitise members of the public to the dangers of consuming such drinks.
(NAN)

43 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Okpemu! Bad market 4 ogogoro sellers. I dislike that shit!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Good for them, to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

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Davido's driver said...

Eya and its good for the cold

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Nice one but then that's closing business for local vendors. Lindaobserve

onyinye Gloria said...

Amen. And all ova Nig too

DuncanHolly 45 said...

Good, it's about time. #LynxxGal#

christie benjamin said...

Nice move.

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Good. I just hope the ogogoro sellers will obey.



#TeamBlessed#

Uju Phil said...

Hope they survive living without akpuru achia...#IfediNaBottle hehehe !

white Berry said...

Very good move

ary said...

Good

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Ok, dey better listen n obey now b4 dey come wt anoda story dat is 1 of der gods dat is hungry n wnt 2 eat fried rice

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Ok, dey better listen n obey now b4 dey come wt anoda story dat is 1 of der gods dat is hungry n wnt 2 eat fried rice

RareSpecie Z said...

hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Linda, please ask Crusader –Sterling Pensions to give me my money. It is well over a year since I applied to withdraw from my retirement savings. Stanbic-IBTC Pensions does not behave like this.

Anonymous said...

Methanol in alcoholic drink, instead of using ethanol. Lemme guess, d people who drank it became blind and died afterwards. Som1 added that methanol and targeted some of the victims to prove somtin I bet. Smh

oge franca said...

Better.

Anonymous said...

It is Dr Dayo Adeyanju not Akinyanju

Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

the better for them

Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

i just wonder what people enjoy in taking ogogoro

Ofou Paul said...

If I hear!!! Nor be the police them they drink the shekpe pass? Na free pass for them not to pay for the shekpe them just give them so lol

Shaga Linda said...

Its quite strange...quick recovery to the sick. God help us.

Jules Louis said...

Not just banning ogopgoro but also d methanol itself shouldn't be made available for just anyone

Anonymous said...

Shayo na Bastard... Lindaobseve

Anonymous said...

Shayo na Bastard #lindaobserve

tesla said...

Its not here in akure south

Anonymous said...

We get ogogoro here for Ekiti in case you get thirsty.

TAMARA SPLASH said...

For pple wey dey drink am na.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hope dis curbs it

ado ali said...

They call this drink goskolo in Jos and it's strictly for the elitist hard drinkers. Nothing dey happen.

Goziem Oh LORD said...

Na to enforce the ban be the main issue here

Luchi Norah said...

Ondo people too like Ogogoro, make them rest from am small

beƩ said...

Dats dere food....they cant live without ogogoro

dolapo ojietohamen said...

D ear dat refuses to hear will folo d head to d grave

folayan tayo said...

No be ancestor mata again...

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Ban or no ban I stil believe, and maintain dis is sth spiritual, and not all dis name's dat r b given to it.

Anonymous said...

Welcomed development


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Subomi said...

if it helps. SURE!

Oluchi Lambert said...

Hmmm, I pray it works

Oluchi Lambert said...

Hmmm, I pray it works

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