..Domestic violence fears expressed
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The population of consumers of liquor, palm wines and other alcoholic drinking joints have rapidly increased following rise in prices of beers in Kaduna State.
Accordingly, fears of increase in domestic violence against women by men has also been expressed as a result.
Our correspondent who monitored the situation in Kaduna reported that most popular beer parlor and joints visited were virtually empty or scanty with only one or two consumers sighted in most cases.
Beer consumers in liquor and palm wines joints who spoke with our correspondent however complained bitterly about the increased in beer price, lamenting that a normal bottle of beer now cost between N350 -N400 and above, describing it as abnormal.
In Television Garage, Sabon Tasha, Kakuri, Romi, Gonin Gora, New Road, among other areas visited in suburb of Kaduna town, the stories are almost the same.
Also in chat with some consumers in Ungwan Yelwa popular palmwine joints, some regular costumers explained that they’re not use to seat down at home, adding that it increased the chances of their involvement in domestic violence.
According to them, beer joints relieved them of the broaden of sitting at home doing nothing, makes them forgive and forget offenders, and behaved more friendly under the influence of alcohol aside catching fun, friends and others things.
Some of the management staffs of beer parlor who spoke to our reporter on anonymous said the increased in price of normal bottles of beer was due to increased in cost of crate and carton of beers supplied them from breweries.
Efforts to get in touch with breweries public relations manager proved abortive due to bottleneck.