- The Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) have begun a four-day warning strike to protest the unbearable cost of doing business in Nigeria.
- The association also called for the stoppage of multi – agencies' regulation of the breadmaking industry.
- As Nigeria grapples with a financial crisis causing unemployment and inflation, many people struggle to buy groceries.
Nigerians should expect an increased scarcity of bread and a hike in its price as breadmakers, under the aegis of the Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), have begun a four-day warning strike to protest the hike in the price of flour and other ingredients.
According to reports, PBAN will extend the duration of the strike action if the government fails to intervene, as the cost of operation is no longer sustainable.
In a statement on Wednesday, the President of Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), Emmanuel Onuorah, said that operating a bakery in Nigeria has become near impossible as the incessant increase in the prices of baking materials and diesel rendered the industry comatose.