The Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari, wants stakeholders in the nation’s sugar industry to deploy modern technology in their operations.
Speaking yesterday at the First NSDC/BMA Sugar Refinery Technology Symposium held in Lagos, Dr. Busary said modern machineries do not only improve outputs, but guarantee efficient, effective production processes.
The NSDC boss, who identified technology as the backbone of sugar processing, stressed the need for industry players to make adequate budgetary preparation to procure technologies that would bring about meaningful output.
He said the council was committed to providing the required support and cooperation through the formulation of business-friendly regulatory policies for the smooth operations of sugar companies.
“Our objectives as a government-owned regulatory agency are targeted towards building an all-inclusive sugar sector for the county and other interested parties. We will 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,” he said.
A sugar technology manufacturer, Mr. Landry Maffo Melli, said technology has made sugar business an interesting activity.