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Bakers, Caterers Divided Over Rumoured Strike

Master Bakers, Caterers of Nigeria
Posted: Sep 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)




Controversy over alleged plans by Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBC) has divided the associated, leading to two factions within the body.

While a faction sponsored by one Chief Bayo Folarin is preparing for a strike, another faction has described the news of the looming strike as “false, malicious and evil.”

The group said the misleading information did not emanate from its national secretariat but was intended to cause friction between it and the Federal Government.

The National Chairman of the association, Sir. Simeon Abanulor, in Aba, Abia state, after an enlarged meeting of the executives, debunked the information about the planned strike, adding that Folarin is not the national chairman or president of the association and not in a position to make such publication.

He hinted that the association had engaged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on better ways of resolving the present economic crisis affecting the business of the association, maintaining that it is only when the option of dialogue with the Federal Government fails that the option of strike may be considered.

The national body has just inaugurated the committee and empowered it to find out any of our members who abused the Federal Government programme and do justice to them in line with the provision of our constitution, just as he hinted that a committee had been inaugurated to sanction any erring member that violates the constitution of the association.

He threatened to deal ruthlessly with any impostor who uses the name of the association for selfish purposes just as he asked the general public to disregard Folarin’s false alarm and urged members of the association to remain calm, pending the outcome of the dialogue with relevant authorities.”The recommendations of our association have been compiled and sent to the Hon Minister of Agriculture. It is only when it fails that we will meet to consider other options,” he stated.