The sale and consumption of alcohol is still prohibited in major towns of the state such as Minna, Agaie, Kontagora, Suleja, Lapai, Bida and Kangara, the chairman of Niger State Liquor Licensing Board, Malam Muhammad Shafii, told Daily Trust in Minna yesterday.
In 2000, Niger State government introduced the Sharia legal system under which sale and consumption of alcohol and related beverages in restricted areas of major town and cities in the state were prohibited.
Under the law, sale and consumption of alcohol were confined within eight kilometers from the city centre, with the exception of army and police barracks.
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