Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Zacch Adedeji assured Nigerians on no shortage of sugar.

Written by on February 18, 2022

The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Zacch Adedeji, has assured Nigerians not to exercise fear on the shortage of sugar for consumption, stressing that there is enough to meet local needs of the people.

Adedeji gave the assurance on Wednesday in Abuja, while answering questions from journalists after the formal presentation of the 2022 presidential approval for raw sugar quota allocations to refineries.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari had actually given approval to make sure stakeholders quarterly submit an audited action plan, even as he mandated partners in the sector such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the Nigerian Customs to give zero duty to operators that key into the sugar backward integration programme (BIP).

The NSDC boss reminded operators that the council will not hesitate to sanction any company that violates the National Sugar Development Council Act which was passed into law in 2015.

Amen Kantiyok 

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