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Thursday, November 14, 2019

PAN Urges Youths, Retirees To Invest In Poultry Business



Poultry farmers under the aegis of Poultry Association of Nigeria(PAN)  has called  on Nigerians, particularly the youths and retirees, to invest in the huge and lucrative poultry business and earn legitimate income, create jobs for others and become nation builders.

The Poultry said given the  Nigeria's projected 200million population coupled with the border closure across the country, more poultry farmers were required to cater for the ever ready and expanding market for poultry products from local investors.

PAN, however, assured Nigerians that they remain determined and committed to meeting their needs for wholesome poultry meat and eggs at affordable prices.

The  South West Chairman of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Dr. Bode Adetoyi, gave the assurance as PAN concluded its 9th Poultry Show in November in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Adetoyi also called on existing  farmers to scale up their eggs and poultry meat production, through research and extension work.

He expressed the confidence that the nation's poultry farmers  have what it takes to meet the eggs  requirements of the 200 million Nigerians in their daily consumption.

Adetoyi said: “The poultry industry provides 20 million Nigerians with direct or indirect employments. We appreciate the concern of the government at all levels for their various programmes aimed at increasing economic status of Nigeria farmers which ensures food security for Nigerian populace.

“The recent ban on importation of agricultural products and total close of borders are practical demonstration of government at ensuring food for all Nigerians”.

Earlier,  the National President of PAN, Mr. Ezekiel Ibrahim who was represented by the National Secretary, Prince Joseph Aladesuyi, lauded President Mohammodu Buhari for closing land borders across the country.

Ibrahim said the measure would   boost agriculture in the country; especially the poultry aspect and further drives jobs creation.

From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

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