CHIEF AMINU SULAMAN ISHOLA URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REMOVE 15% CHARGE ON IMPORTATION OF WHEAT TO REDUCE PRICE HIKE ON BREAD.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on August 30, 2021
A nutritionist and confectioner Chief Aminu Suleiman Ishola has called on the federal government to remove fifteen percent charge on importation of wheat to stem price hike on bread in the country
Chief Aminu Suleiman Ishola stated this while speaking as guest on Radio Rivers weekly current affairs programme spotlight
Chief Aminu Suleiman said fifteen percent charge on imported wheat and high interest rate were responsible for the high cost of bread in the market and further appealed to the federal and state governments to synergize efforts at reducing the cost of production of bread for the common man.
He also condemned the use of potassium bromated and Saccharine in the use of bread making
Chief Suleiman Ishola who is also a confectioner of Sulaton foods disclosed that potassium bromate and Saccharine were carcinogenic in nature explaining that the items were capable of causing cancer, thyroid, and kidney liver and intestinal disease which could in turn result in death
He appealed to government at federal and state levels to encourage farmers to produce wheat for local consumption to reduce the importation of wheat and in turn reduce the hike on bread
Answering questions, Chief Aminu Suleiman Ishola disclosed that cassava does not bring about the required yield in bread making and further advocated the encouragement of local farmers of wheat to reduce importation of foreign wheat
To check unwholesome practice in bread making, he stressed the need to increase registration of all bread makers and caterers for easy monitoring and inspection.