10 November 2016

Nigeria: Bakers Seek Review of Cassava Bread Policy

The National Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria has called on the federal government to review the cassava bread policy of the past administration to cut down on prices of bread. The association also decried the high cost of flour which has led to increase in prices of bakery products in the country.

Speaking at the tri-annual delegates' conference of the association in Abuja, Chairman of the board of trustees, Alhaji Jabi Hassan said the assistance by the Jonathan administration through cassava bread programme was not adequately utilized, while calling on the present government to rectify challenges affecting the policy.

Also speaking at the event, the south east coordinator, Mr Akam Sunday said the association had been unable to build a befitting national secretariat since its formation in 1956 despite its presence in every section of the country.

New officers were elected to pilot the affairs of the association for the next five years. They are Mallam Abubakar Shuaibu Zubairu, Chairman, Prince Jacob Adejorin, Vice Chairman, Mr. Akam Sunday, National Secretary and Mr Anthony Chukwueze, National Treasurer.

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