Poultry business will be given necessary government attention so as to maximise the potentials of the industry, according to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN
This was disclosed in a State House press release issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande.
The Acting President was speaking with a delegation of Poultry Association of Nigeria which paid him a courtesy visit today in his office.
He wondered why poultry business seemed to have been ignored even as agriculture is resurgent.
He acknowledged the need to address some of the challenges facing the industry, because it is a significant contributor to the country’s economy
During his own remarks, the National President of the Association, Dr. Ayoola Oduntan informed the Acting President that poultry business is a trillion naira industry which has the potential to create jobs and provide economic empowerment to Nigerians.
He appealed for government intervention amongst other issues in ensuring compensation for poultry farmers affected by the avian influenza, reduction of production high cost.
He urged that foreign exchange be made available for machinery and critical inputs of the industry, which he noted has a 90% local content.