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Bad market! Ondo govt bans ‘ogogoro’



Ondo 2016: Gov Mimiko’s dilemma

As fallout of the strange disease that befell Irele community in Ondo State recently, the state 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, who made the announcement at a news briefing in Akure on Saturday, said the ban became necessary to enable government identify the source of contamination or find out how the methanol got into the drinks.

The commissioner appeal to the general public to desist from drinking the gin adding, that “We will also embark on searches because this batch of methanol-containing gin must have gone round because four cases: two alive and two dead have been found in Odigbo Local Government Area,” he said.

According to him, “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.

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

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”, he said.

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  1. Ifenkili

    April 26, 2015 at 7:59 am

    hahahahahahahah…..Mimiko and bad belle.

  2. Apachee zooma

    April 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Sheer display of economic myopia. In saner climes, brilliant minds would have investigated the size of the ogogoro market, surveyed its potential to add value to the local economy in terms of employment generation, and initiated relevant industry standards. It is common knowledge that that local brew is almost a staple across the Niger Delta. What are the research institutes strewn across our landscape doing? Chopping research grants without as much as identifying opportunities and pushing for commercialization of such findings? Trouble with our governments though. Mimiko fall my hands. Doctor, my yansh!

  3. hello bae!!!

    April 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    okay zooma sorry o,e b like se e de pain u well well,oya carry gun na…abegi if ogogoro is the cause of death,please take it away..but do not touch orijin!!!

  4. damizzle!!

    April 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

    sorry guys,no more cheap highness.

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