• June 14, 2021

NSDC Assures Backward Integration Programme (BIP) Road-Map In The Sugar Sector Will Create Jobs

(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Mr. Zacch Adedeji, the Backward Integration Programme (BIP) roadmap of the Council will address the soaring unemployment level and other socio-economic issues bedeviling the country.

Mr. Adedeji disclosed this while on a familiarization visit to sugar refineries in Lagos State, linking violent crimes and insecurity to rising unemployment and joblessness amongst the youths in the country, noting that the sugar sector as presently structured has what it takes to provide direct and indirect jobs for millions of Nigerians both as skilled and unskilled workers.

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The NSDC boss assured investors in the sugar sector of government’s support, in terms of policy and technical assistance, and however urged them to redouble their efforts in the faithful implementation of the BIP for the sugar industry which, he stated, is crucial to Nigeria’s quest to attain self-sufficiency in sugar production.The familiarization visit by the new Executive Secretary of NSDC to sugar refineries in Lagos is to enable him assess the level of compliance with regards to the implementation of the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan especially as it pertains to the Backward Integration Programme (BIP) undertaken by the trio of Dangote Sugar Refinery, BUA Sugar Refinery and Golden Sugar.

The BIP roadmap, which is designed for the nation’s sugar industry, is a major component of the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan (NSMP).

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