Potato puree to reduce wheat bread cost by 20%, sugar by 5%
To reduce the country’s yearly wheat importation bill and conserve foreign reserve, researchers have made economic case for inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) puree in bread and other confectioneries.
Nigeria can earn N1tr yearly from smoked fish, say Adamawa fishers
Fishermen Association, Adamawa State chapter, has said that export of smoked fish can generate over N1 trillion yearly for the country. Speaking at a workshop in Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday, on fish smoking organised by the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos State, chairman of the association, Alhaji Mahmud Ali, pointed out that…
Business academy, FIIRO train over 100, to link with financiers
The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) and Business Support Academy (BSA) have commenced training for over 100 youths and women entrepreneurs through an entrepreneurship technology transfer programme with the aim of addressing unemployment and economic challenges. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the programme, tagged: “Post-COVID-19 Intervention” in Oshodi, Lagos, the Acting Director-General…
FIIRO trains, to empower 20 fish processors in south west
Youths and women have been urged to explore entrepreneurship using technologies as means of financial self-reliance, job creation, and poverty alleviation.
FIIRO expresses readiness to partner technologists for food security
The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) has expressed its readiness to work with the National Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE), Lagos State branch, to eliminate post-harvest food wastage. Acting Director-General of FIIRO, Dr (Mrs) Yemisi Asagbra, expressed FIIRO’s readiness to deploy its human and material resources to assist NATE in realising its…
FIIRO DG, Chima Igwe lied about obtaining PhD from Benin Republic, says ICPC
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that the Acting Director-General of the Federal Institute for Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Chima Igwe, did not obtain a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University D’Abomey Calavi, Republic of Benin.
Union dissociates self from call for suspension of FIIRO boss
Some members of the Senior Staff Association of Universities’ Teaching Hospitals Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI), and Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi branch...
How plantain can boost food security, farmers’ income
Scientists and agricultural extension researchers have said root, tuber and plantain farmers can make greater returns on their investments, prevent post-harvest losses and contribute to all-year-round food availability and security with value addition using simple processing technologies. A Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) report says on the average, plantain post-harvest losses and transformed (value added)…
Inadequate funding, excessive electricity billing, others affecting food processors
Inadequate access to government intervention funds, excessive electricity billing and government’s preference for purchasing from contractors have been identified as major challenges facing indigenous food processing companies.
SON mulls new standards for cereal products
In an effort to boost breakfast meals with high dietary value especially for children, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), through its technical committee, is developing new Nigeria Industrial Standards...