Month: June 2016

Speedy passage of Nigeria’s Food Safety Bill!

Worried by the repeated banning of some Nigerian agricultural produce from European countries, the Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce   has  called for the speedy passage of Nigeria’s Food Safety Bill.

NBCC’s President, Tunde Okoya, made the call in Lagos at the organisation’s Breakfast Meeting, noting that it was imperative for the National Assembly to expedite action in the passage of the bill.

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Bio – diesel as alternative source of fuel for farmers in Nigeria!

The federal government  of Nigeria is reportedly considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply.

This is following the high cost of diesel in the country!

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Cooking gas in Nigeria!

It is no longer news that the price of cooking gas in Nigeria over the past weeks suddenly  increased  without prior warning! Some Nigerians have opined that the price increase is due to scarcity of gas.

The amount reportedly  moved  from N2,700 to about N4,000 and N4,200 for a  12.5 kilogramme  cylinder in Lagos and its environs.

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NAFDAC in Kaduna State!

The Kaduna State Coordinator of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dadi Nantim Mullah has enjoined operators of bakeries and sachet water factories to make cleanliness their top priority.

He  made this point while speaking in the State, during a raid to seal up bakeries and sachet water factories, especially the ones that did not meet up with the NAFDAC standard.

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Dangote Flour Mills Re-open Kano Plant

Dangote Flour Mills has reportedly  reopened its plant in Kano with plans to grow wheat in the state.  The plant was shut down by Tiger Branded Consumer Goods of South Africa following its acquisition of the flour mill.

The reopening ceremony and commissioning of new machinery at the plant location in Kano also witnessed the rewarding of distributors at various categories.

Speaking recently at the commissioning of the plant in Kano, President/CEO, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote assured stakeholders that the mill which is back for production and will not be shut for any interest.He noted that he would be looking forward to venturing into farming in the State where the company  can create jobs especially through the flour mill.

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