Kaduna government orders Nigerian breweries to cut beer production
Nigerian Breweries Plc’s Kaduna state plant is currently facing a severe shortage of beer products, after the state government reportedly ordered the plant to cut production and sales of products.
SaharaReporters has learned that the decision affects traders, who have had to resort to importing products from as far away as Aba, Abia State and Imo State, to fill the supply gap.
An insider noted that the state government’s decision to order the plant to cut production could be linked to the second wave of COVID-19 in the state.
SaharaReporters has learned that distributors and resellers of the company’s products fear they will incur additional costs as a result of importing beer into the state.
But a Nigerian brewery insider said the current beer shortage in the northern area during this time was due to strong consumer demand around the holiday season.
The source, who pleaded on anonymity, also said the problem could go on for another two weeks before the situation improves.
A dealer also told SaharaReporters that the major problem was due to production which had to be reduced following the directive given to the brewery.
âSomething must be done to reverse this situation. This has already led to price increases for some beers in the state, âhe added.
Distribution, exploitation and consumption of NB products have come under severe attack in most parts of the northern states in recent times, particularly in Kano and Zaria in Kaduna state, among others. .
NB spokesperson Danjuma did not respond to his calls at the time of filing this report.