Bakers lament rising cost of materials, hardship; set to embark on nationwide strike

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Kogi State chairman of the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) made this known on Tuesday during a press conference held in Lokoja.

The statement reads: “Due to the multifarious increase in the prices of baking materials such as-Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Vegetable oil, Petrol, Diesel, multiple taxation from federal government multiple taxation from F.G agencies and levies such as emblems, Assessment levies, touting, etc & the general hike on ease of doing business in Nigeria.

The Association of Master Bakers & Caterers of Nigeria have critically accessed the state of our business operation, consequently demand the following: Liberalisation of flour & sugar importation, reduction or total removal of import duties on major baking materials such as flour, sugar, butter, yeast etc as applicable to other commodities as have recently been done by the federal government.


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