Oyo State Distributes 11,000 Bags of Poultry Feed on World Egg Day

Oyo State Distributes 11,000 Bags of Poultry Feed on World Egg Day
Oyo State Distributes 11,000 Bags of Poultry Feed on World Egg Day

Oyo State Distributes 11,000 Bags of Poultry Feed on World Egg Day

The Oyo State Government’s proactive measures to alleviate the impact of subsidy removal continue with the distribution of approximately 11,000 bags of poultry feed. This initiative targets 1,691 poultry farmers in celebration of World Egg Day.

Additionally, this programme extends its benefits to 1,691 fish farmers, 2,537 crop farmers, and 2,539 cattle, sheep, and goat farmers, marking the inaugural phase of its implementation.

Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, made this announcement during the official commencement of World Egg Day in Ibadan.

He emphasized the significance of this endeavour in bolstering food security within the state. The crucial role played by poultry farmers in ensuring food security cannot be overstated.

Therefore, the Oyo State Government is keen on overseeing and regulating the poultry industry in the state.

He underscored that this effort will facilitate the collection of accurate data regarding poultry farmers, ultimately leading to the enhancement of quality production for public consumption.

Recognizing that precise data is indispensable for extending government support to the poultry sector, he further emphasized the necessity of monitoring their activities, especially during periods of elevated feed costs.

“Part of areas which we are much concerns is feeding, we will monitor feeds production that are to be given to birds, so as to enhance poultry farmers profitability, and to ensure resilient day old chicks, as well as enhance standardisation of poultry products processing in the state,” he affirmed.

The Commissioner urged the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) to collaborate with the government in fortifying food security, acknowledging that the government cannot single-handedly address all challenges.

Omidokun Oyekunle, Chairman of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Oyo State branch, highlighted the global significance of World Egg Day, celebrated every 13th of October. It serves as a reminder of the importance of incorporating eggs into one’s daily diet.

Oyekunle emphasized that eggs are a complete food source, rich in essential proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids vital for the body.

He emphasized the pivotal role the poultry industry plays in the state’s efforts to eradicate poverty, generating employment opportunities for the populace.

Oyekunle lauded the amicable relationship between PAN and the current administration, underscoring the association’s commitment to collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to combat unscrupulous practices in the poultry sector.

As part of the festivities commemorating World Egg Day, the team, in conjunction with ministry staff, generously donated eggs to pupils at IMG Primary School, Total Garden, Ibadan.

Additionally, a public exhibit showcasing a diverse array of egg-based culinary creations was featured at the Iwo-road interchange in the state capital.

Stay tuned for more updates on this significant initiative of distributing poultry feed aimed at bolstering food security and supporting the vital poultry industry in Oyo State.

 


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