Nigerians are in different ways reacting to the news of Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), comprising owners, Managing Directors and Partners of premium bakeries in Nigeria, plans to embark on a four-day warning strike beginning from Thursday July 21, 2022.
The strike decision was taken by the bread makers due to increasing prices of baking materials in the country.
The entrepreneurs who disclosed that it has become impossible to operate bakeries in Nigeria, asked the Federal Government to stop charging 15% Wheat development levy on wheat import.
President of the Association, Emmanuel Onuorah and Public & Industrial Relations Officer, Babalola Thomas also asked NAFDAC to review downwards the N154,000 penalty charged bakeries on late renewal of certificates.
Asides calling for stoppage of multi-agencies regulation of the breadmaking industry, PBAN also asked the federal government to grant members access to grants and soft loans being given by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Minor, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs).
Reacting to this, some Nigerians are lamenting on the hard economy and difficulty in feeling their children who needs bread as an easy breakfast.
Segunwoodie wrote: “This is sad. E get one bread when dem dey sell for our side N250, now na N600. When they promised us change in 2015, this exactly what they mean.”
Adaora Ukoh wrote: “Sad. Bread now retails for N1,200.”
Barbaraodes wrote: “Na wah oh. Me that can’t do without bread every morning. Make I begin find alternative now. “