Bread makers under the auspices of Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) has declared a four-day warning strike beginning from Thursday July 21, 2022.
According to PBAN, comprising owners, Managing Directors and Partners of premium bakeries in Nigeria, the strike decision was taken 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).