Alcohol Consumption Per Geo Political Zone.
South South (Niger Delta) N74.4 billion √
South East N44 billion
South West N37 billion
North-Central N30 billion
North-East N19.6 billion
North West N2.6 billion
Rural dwellers consume more alcohol than urban dwellers.
States that drink the most beer in Nigeria are in the Nigeria Delta
The highest alcohol consuming state in Nigeria falls in the South-South zone
NBS gives statistics of beer consumption by states in nigeria
Alcohol consumption is a billion naira business in Nigeria with consumers spending just less than a quarter of a trillion naira in 2016. According to the latest data from the nation’s statistics bureau, in 2016 alone, Nigerians spent at least N208 billion on alcohol – this amount was more than the budget of Zamfara State for that year.
What health experts say about alcohol consumption
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), one of every 10 cancer cases in Nigeria can be traced to alcohol, and 4.7 per cent of overall cancer cases in Nigeria last year can be attributed to liquor.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said in 2014, Nigeria consumed an average of 23.1 litres of pure alcohol annually, while 50.1g of pure alcohol is consumed daily by drinkers aged 15 years and above.
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