Niger govt raids beer warehouse, gives owner 24hrs to relocate. A beer vendor in the Mariga local government area has been given 24 hours to move his shop or face punishment from the Niger State Government.
When the operative section of the Board stormed the establishment and locked the beer parlor in Mariga town, Mr. Usman Ayuba Katako, the state head of the Liquor Licensing Board, delivered the order.
It was said that the Godwin Beer Parlour, a bar located in the center of town and housed in a residential structure, had trailer loads of different beers on hand.
According to Katako, despite many letters from the board requesting the proprietor of the beer parlor to leave, he refused to follow any of the instructions.
The board will be forced to take the appropriate steps, he added, “by this last letter of relocation by the board after the expiration of the order.”
“The law banning the sale and use of alcohol in designated areas is still in effect.
He issued a warning to individuals who were still selling alcohol, telling them to stop doing so immediately to avoid having their goods seized and facing legal action if they were found.
The chairman then urged people wishing to operate a beer or liquor company in the state to always obtain permission from the Board in order to avoid unfortunate events.