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Bakeries are shutting down operations As Costs of Bread will soon go up

 Bakeries are shutting down operations. Prices of Bread will son go up - Nigerian Bakers lament hike in diesel price, FX scarcity

Nigerian Bakers beneath the aegis of the Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) have stated many of its members have began to close down their operations as a result of hike in diesel worth and Forex.

The President of the association, Emmanuel Onuorah, who spoke to The Cable, stated issues within the baking {industry} should not getting any better.

“Things are not getting better. We are still where we are. Diesel price is still hovering between N650 and N700. Even the price of the nylon that we put the bread in has just increased by about 20 percent. It’s not looking any better. Light is still comatose.

We don’t know what is happening with the DisCos. Whether system collapse or inadequate generation, there is no public light.

The diesel is expensive. People are trying to rightsize, scale down, drop workers to remain in business. The government doesn’t seem to be listening to anybody. It’s not even only the bakers, it’s an industry-wide thing. MAN is crying. Hospitals that are running diesel are also optimising.”he said

Onuorah said that the costs of bread will definitely go up as a result of increase in operational supplies.

“It will certainly go up. Because if you don’t pass on the cost, how do you remain in business? But on the other hand, are we not Nigerians? Do customers have the income to bear this?

You have to look at all these things and place everything in context. There is a human element to all these.

People are bending backwards to see what they can do. Things such as reducing the sizes of their bread or cutting down on the weight. This is so that we can just maintain what are we doing.”he said

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