In a recent development, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR has authorized the appointment of Mrs. Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi as the Mandate Secretary for the newly inaugurated Women Affairs Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
On Monday, October 16, the FCTA management officially announced her appointment. The message was posted on FCTA’s X page, previously Twitter.
The announcement shared on the X-page, previously known as Twitter, under the handle @OfficialFCTA read as follows: “His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, has named Mrs. Adedayo Benjamins-Laniyi as the Mandate Secretary for the recently created Women Affairs Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).”
This decision comes shortly after Tinubu’s move to remove the FCTA from the Treasury Single Account (TSA), a development verified by Nyesom Wike, the current Federal Capital Territory Minister and FCTA leader.
Following Cement Price Cut, BUA Hikes Pricing of Sugar and Spaghetti to N3,500
Within a fortnight of announcing a cut in cement prices to the ex-works price of N3,500 per bag, BUA Group has surged the prices for its spaghetti, sugar, and wheat products.
Consumers are yet to see a drop in cement prices despite the company’s announcement, as the product continues to sell at old rates.
A dealer from BUA Foods in Kano indicated that the prices of raw materials shot up right after the company announced a cut in its cement product’s price.
“An upward shift in prices was observed this week,” says the dealer. “Flour now costs N34,500, up by N3,000 from last week’s selling price of between N31,000 to N32,000. Sugar prices fluctuate but it’s selling for a whopping N48,000 in the market. Notably, last week it was priced between N44,500 and N45,000 per bag. The price hike was communicated to us over a telephonic conversation just this week.”
The price surge has led to a single packet of spaghetti now costing N550 in markets. Similarly, sugar prices have also spiked.
An on-site visit by The Guardian to Singa Market in Kano yesterday revealed that a 20-piece pack of BUA Pasta now costs N9,600, a hike from last week’s N9,300.
Over the last weekend, the cost of a bag of BUA sugar has escalated from N46,300 to N48,000. On the contrary, the price of BUA flour has leaped from the previous N33,500 to N35,500.