July 14, 2024

Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) will commence a nationwide strike from February 27, 2024.

Chairman, AMBCN, Kogi State chapter, Adeniyi Gabriel, made this known, yesterday, at a briefing in Lokoja.

According to him, the National President of the association, Mansur Umar, and the National Secretary, Jude Okafor, issued a statement to show the position of the association on the ease of doing business in Nigeria and to serve notice of withdrawal of their services.

The statement reads: “We are contending with the multifarious increase in the prices of baking materials, such as flour, sugar, yeast, vegetable oil as well as petrol and diesel (occasioned by subsidy removal and forex deregulation), multiple taxation from Federal Government agencies, state and local council agencies’ fees and levies, such as emblems, assessment levies, touting, among others and the general hike in ease of doing business.

“Having critically assessed the state of our business operation, AMBCN, consequently, demands liberalisation of flour and sugar importation; reduction or total removal of import duties on major baking materials, such as flour, sugar, butter and yeast as applicable to other commodities; provision of concessionary forex exchange to flour millers and other stakeholders and reduction of tariff on imported wheat and sugar.”

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