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‘Nylon cost increased’ — Nasarawa sachet water producers to raise unit price from N10 to N20

‘Nylon cost increased’ — Nasarawa sachet water producers to raise unit price from N10 to N20
August 28
22:08 2021

The Nasarawa state chapter of the Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it will soon raise the unit price of sachet water from N10 to N20.

Usman Diggi, chairman of ATWAP, disclosed this at the end of a two-day workshop organised for members of the association in Karu LGA of Nasarawa on Saturday.

Diggi said the old rate of N10 per sachet water is no longer feasible, noting that the raise is necessary due to the high cost of production.

“It is better to increase the price of pure water and maintain the quality than to produce substandard products, given its health implications,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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“The cost of nylon per kilogramme used to be N450, but at the moment it has gone up to N1,200, which is over 100 percent increase and yet a bag of sachet water is sold for between N60 and N70.

“We are running at a loss; that is why some of our members are cutting corners to enable them to run the business.”

According to Diggi, taxes and the increase in the cost of materials have made many members to close down their factories.

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He, however, assured residents that the association, in collaboration with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), is doing its best to ensure quality production across the state.

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