Bakers and caterers in Lagos State have reportedly reduced the sizes of their products to survive the prevailing high cost of production.
The bakers and caterers made the disclosure in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
..eating fish alongside roasted plantain [boli] is a delight in Nigeria!
The Association of Indigenous Seafood Stakeholders of Nigeria (ISSN) recently raised alarm over the huge loss of revenues running into billions of Nigeria by Federal and State governments.
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s determination to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production with the capability to export 10 million tons of grains and processed food by 2019.
The president made this known in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Arc. Sonny S. T. Echono to the Agricultural initiative, the ‘Green River Project’ (GRP).
Workers in the food and beverage sector of the Nigeria’s economy have raised the alarm that the sector could be on the verge of extinction as over three million jobs are threatened due to the inability of companies to source foreign exchange to import raw materials for operations.
Reports say already, companies in the sector such as, Nigerian Flour Mills, NFM, Nigerian Breweries Limited, NBL, Guinness Plc, Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, 7 UP Bottling Company Plc, Friesland Campina Wampco Plc among others, have already written to labour bodies in the sector, notifying them of likely retrenchment of workers.
Meat consumers in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria have raised alarm over the deplorable state of infrastructure and unhealthy operational environment of the council’s abattoir.
Some of the consumers who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kuje faulted the reliance of the abattoir on stream water for the washing of meat before conveying to market.