National Sugar Development Council is a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment established under Decree No. 88 of 25th August 1993 (Now Act No, LFN 78 of 2004 as amended). The Council was established to facilitate the rapid development of t[...] Date Posted: 13 Mar 2018
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About National Sugar Development Council
The Nigerian sugar industry is by no means young, having been first established in the 1960s. It can however be regarded to still be in its infancy given the fact that today, it only supplies about 2% of the nation's requirement, in spite of our comparative and competitive advantages for sugar production.
nsmpThis lacklustre performance has deprived the country of all the benefits derivable from a vibrant sugar sector. Chief among these are the annual drain on the nation's foreign exchange earnings put at N101.9 billion in 2011, the loss of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled labour and food insecurity arising from sugar import dependence. But all these are about to change now.
In 2008, the Federal Government of Nigeria directed the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), to develop a road map for the attainment of self-sufficiency in sugar within the shortest time possible. In compliance, the Council came up with the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan an abridged version of which is the main subject of this slim volume.
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