Master bakers set to revisit cassava bread project

Master bakers in the country are considering revisiting the cassava bread project highly promoted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

The fresh initiative is being spearheaded by members of the Premium Bread Makers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) who want to know why the programme was abandoned.

The association’s President, Tosan Jemide told newsmen in Lagos that they intend to work with relevant authorities and stakeholders in the cassava flour project, which according to him had worked in other parts of the world.

The PBAN, he explained “will pay particular attention to the quality of the bread that its members produce for public consumption by working with the national agency for food and drug administration and control and other regulatory bodies to ascertain the quality of what is being pushed into the market.”

The association’s Deputy President, Bose Ladi-Ofolu, said the government which introduced the initiative as a way of curtailing the importation of wheat, a major ingredient in bread making, needed to guide operators on the quantity of cassava that should be introduced into the bread.

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