NIGERIA – The Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) has reaffirmed its commitment to addressing the pressing challenges confronting the baking Industry in the country.

This pledge was made during the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which also saw the election of new leaders to guide PBAN’s affairs for the upcoming year.

According to bakers, the Nigerian baking industry has been experiencing significant setbacks due to the increasing cost of baking ingredients. This has led to the closure of many baking outlets and higher bread prices.

Earlier this year, the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) staged a peaceful nationwide protest over the rising cost of production in the baking sector.

The association said the protest was to “drive home demands to save the baking industry from the imminent collapse.

Therefore, the AGM served as a platform to reflect on the achievements of the past year and to set a strategic direction for the future.

Discussions at the meeting covered a range of issues, including the industry’s challenges, the necessity of maintaining high standards in breadmaking, and the importance of collaboration among members to tackle common problems.

Given the critical role of the bread-making industry in ensuring food availability for the masses, PBAN emphasized the need for governmental support and protection.

The association also welcomed new members who have shown a strong commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and innovation in breadmaking.

PBAN recognizes the crucial role that bread bakers play in providing essential food products to the Nigerian population.

The association is dedicated to supporting its members through training, advocacy, and networking opportunities to help them thrive and expand their businesses.

A significant highlight of the AGM was the election of a new Executive Committee, conducted through a transparent and democratic process. Members voted to elect leaders who are passionate and visionary, committed to steering PBAN towards achieving its strategic goals.

We are thrilled to have successfully concluded our AGM and Exco Elections,” said Emmanuel Onuorah, President of PBAN.

 “With our newly elected Executive Committee at the helm, we are confident in our ability to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and drive positive change for our members and stakeholders,” he added.

PBAN extended its gratitude to all attendees, participants, and volunteers whose contributions were instrumental in making the AGM and Exco Elections a resounding success.

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