Nigeria: Sugar Industry Regulator tells Refiners to invest in modern techonolgy to improve outputs

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The Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari has called on operators in the nation’s sugar industry to deploy modern technology in their operations, adding that modern machineries do not only improve outputs, but guarantee an efficient, effective production processes.
Dr. Busar made the call yesterday during a one-day Regional Sugar Refinery Technology symposium with the theme “Sugar Recovery, Water and Steam Consumption in the Sugar Production Process”
He identified technology as the backbone of sugar processing, and stressed the need for industry players to make adequate budgetary preparation to procure technologies that would bring about meaningful output at the end of the day.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Busari said “This would be the first of many of such events that would expose operators in Nigeria sugar industry to new technologies for field and factory operations; address deficiencies in skills and available manpower in the sector and provide platforms for business relationships that would enhance the capacity of the local sugar industry”.
Speaking further on the need to expose more sugar companies and stakeholders to modern technologies, Dr. Busari noted that “We will also try to bring in other technology providers in order to give our investors and other participants a range of different production and sugar processing technologies to consider”.
In a presentation at the event, a sugar technology manufacturer, Mr. Landry Maffo Melli said technology has made sugar business an interesting activity, noting that sugar companies have a lot to gain when they deploy modern sugar technologies in their operations.
Source: NSDC

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