Nigeria, June 1 -- Nigeria's biggest beer maker Nigerian Breweries will decide in the weeks ahead whether to acquire the controlling stake in the local unit of Stellenbosch-based Distell International Limited after an offer from Heineken Beverages Limited South Africa.

The company got an approach from Heineken Beverages to buy the 80 per cent shareholding in Distell Wines & Spirits Nigeria Limited, which the latter is looking to offload, according to a statement issued by Nigerian Breweries on Wednesday.

Distell International Limited is fully owned by Heineken Beverages and has spirits, wines and ciders within its product mix including internationally known brands like Amarula, Savanna, Chamdor and Hunter's Dry.

"The Board resolved to ...