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LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread

CASSAVA BREAD... LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread... NAIJA INTEL

AS the campaign by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for bread mixed with cassava reached its crescendo, one of the mouthpieces of Organised Private Sector (OPS), the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called for high quality cassava flour to satisfy the yearnings of Nigerians.
Stakeholders agreed that the contributions of the agricultural sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of country may remain low until government addresses the issues of value-addition and inconsistency in its policies.
The stakeholders, while speaking at a forum organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on “High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) Production and Utilization in Baking and Allied Industries: Current Status, Trend and Opportunities” in Lagos, yesterday, decried government’s neglect of activities within the sector, especially in the area of policy implementation.
Specifically, stakeholders attributed government’s inadequate support to the processing industry and inability to sustain the cassava flour inclusion policy as well as other agricultural products to the sector’s low contribution to the country’s GDP.
Besides, the stakeholders have prayed the National Assembly to enact the cassava flour inclusion bill into law to encourage local consumption especially by other stakeholders in the value chain, as well as drive growth of the sector.
President of the chamber, Goodie Ibru, noted that despite the nation’s strength as the highest producer of cassava and other key products, the effect has not been felt in the economy due to low value, addition in the agricultural sector.
“Nigeria is one of the highest producers of cassava in the world but this has not translated into a buoyant economic value-chain due to its abysmally low value addition. There is need to utilize our cassava more in food processing chain and for export. The twin advantage is that we would make significant savings in foreign exchange and boost export earnings.

CASSAVA BREAD... LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread... NAIJA INTEL

CASSAVA BREAD… LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread… NAIJA INTEL

“If there is any time we should worry about self-reliance in the Nigerian economy, it is now. Oil prices are on the decline; demand for oil is falling; and supply is increasing. All these have implications for fiscal sustainability of the economy. We are very vulnerable to global shocks.”
He however urged government to provide the enabling environment for the cassava initiative to thrive.
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Yakubu Olajide also tasked the Federal Government to develop sustainable policies that would address the problems of food insecurity, low production, and self reliance in order to move agricultural production forward.

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