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“What are our kids going to eat for breakfast now?” – Nigerians cry as bread makers go on strike due to high material costs

Nigerians are reacting in various ways to the news that the Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), which consists of the owners, Managing Directors, and Partners of premium bakeries in Nigeria, planned to go on a four-day warning strike beginning Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Bread manufacturers decided to strike in response to rising baking material prices in the country.

The business people, who stated that operating bakeries in Nigeria has become untenable, requested that the Federal Government discontinue the 15 percent, Wheat Development Levy, on wheat imports.

The Association’s President, Emmanuel Onuorah, and Public and Industrial Relations Officer, Babalola Thomas, have also petitioned NAFDAC to reduce the N154,000 penalty imposed by bakers for late certificate renewal.

Aside from calling for an end to multi-agency regulation of the breadmaking industry, PBAN has also asked the federal government to allow members access to grants and soft loans provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Minor, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs).

As a result, numerous Nigerians are criticizing the harsh economy and the difficulties in feeding their children, who require bread as an easy breakfast.

“This is sad,” Segunwoodie wrote. E receive one bread when dem sell for N250 on our side, now na N600. This is exactly what they meant when they promised us change in 2015.”

“Sad,” Adaora Ukoh wrote. Bread is now sold for N1,200.”

“Na wah uh,” Barbaraodes wrote. Every morning, I can’t go without bread. “Make me start looking for alternatives right now.”

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