Fears of bread scarcity has heightened in Rivers State as bakers in the state have embarked on a one-week warning strike to government attention to the increasing cost of baking materials.
The bakers, under the aegis of the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria, Rivers State chapter, have also called on the federal government to intervene in the high cost of materials used for baking, occasioned by the continued rise of the dollar.
The state Chairman of the Association, Mr. Kolawole Adelegan, disclosed this on Tuesday to newsmen after a meeting of the association in Port Harcourt.
Adelegan, who read out the resolution of the body from a text he jointly signed with the union’s Secretary, Bartholomew Nkachi, said yesterday’s meeting was in continuation of its congress held on March 1, 2016 where the body considered withdrawing its services. Read more