On the 21st July 2022, the association of master bakers and caterers of Nigeria issued a two weeks ultimatum to the federal government to address various challenges facing the industry.
In a vox pop conducted in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital, bakers and consumers lamented on the need to curb the high cost of household commodities in the country.
Flour, milk, butter and sugar are the major ingredients for baking bread, a major food item for every home in Nigeria today.
But recently, the chairman of Nigeria master bakers and caterers association, Gabriel Adeniyi call on all members to down tools and shutdown all bakeries from 20th to 26th July, 2022 following the myriads of challenges confronting the bakery and catering industry
Some Yenagoa residents decry the action as one sided as product prices vary in the market with very low quality, advising them to improve on the quality if even the product price must increase
Among the reasons that forced the unfortunate industrial action include; the shortage of raw materials, increasing cost of materials, over taxation and levies, most importantly the failed promises made by the federal government and its agencies for homegrown wheat which never saw the light of day