Following the increase in the price of flour and other products by the government, in a move to encourage the use of cassava, the Lagos State chairman of the Association of Master Bakers and Confectioneries, Mr. Jacob Adejorin has confirmed that price of bread would be increased as from September 1, following the increment of price of flour and other ingredients.
According to Mr Adejorin, “Members of our association has no option but to increase the price of bread because of the N1, 000 additions on the price of flour but consumers can be assure of more quality products as we will on 28 of this month hold a seminar to further standardise our products”
Pointing out that the Standard Organisation of Nigeria would oversee the seminar, Adejorin further added that the master bakers would not work on 31st of August as they would be going on sensitisation exercise across the state (Lagos). Meanwhile, he has criticized the move by the government, basing his criticism on the fact that government has not put adequate machinery in place to ensure the success of the innovation, which in itself he said he has nothing against.
In his words, “Currently, the machinery available is meant for wheat based bread, we will be ready to support the government in the crusade if the new initiative can come with machinery for cassava flour that can be demonstrated and found effective.”