Bakers say price of bread may go high

Bread Makers Association of Nigeria have warned that the price of bread may increase soon.

The President of Bread Makers Association of Nigeria, Tony Amadi stated this at a briefing in Port Harcourt. He noted that the cost of producing bread has increased due to an increase in prices of baking ingredients.

He pointed out that there is a 57 percent increase in the price of diesel, which is used to power factory generators on a 24-hour basis.

He said:The challenges we face as a result of the incessant increase in the prices of baking ingredients have made most bakeries dormant, making us to operate at a loss.

Given the current situation, he emphasized that most bakeries may be forced to embark on a price increase, which will further make bread not affordable to the common man.

He also explained that although the prices of flour, sugar and other baking items have increased in the past three years, there has been no corresponding increase in the price of bread.

He, however, said the association is totally committed to ensuring that Nigerians have healthy, quality, affordable and harmless bread on their tables.

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