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Kano’s alcohol crackdown and the economy

By Guardian Exclusive
16 November 2020   |   12:49 pm
A state in Nigeria is destroying alcohol beverages while benefiting from proceeds from its sale. Kano, a state in northern Nigerian benefits from proceeds from the sale of alcohol through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), but destroyed 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million days ago.

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