Supporting agriculture sector for rapid economic growth in Nigeria, poultry farmers tell FG

THE Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Jwantu Poultry Farms called on the Federal Government to support poultry farmers and agribusiness businessmen and women across the country by helping small and medium enterprises achieve rapid economic growth in the country.

Jwantu, an entrepreneur based in Minna, Niger State, made the call in an annual New Year’s message in Minna State, Niger, saying the year 2021 was not auspicious for herders. poultry due to high prices for feed, medicine, vaccines, among others.

He noted that the poultry industry must be protected and transformed into a major part of the agricultural sector and as such, local, state and federal governments should ensure that they receive assistance with the challenges facing them. are confronted by the operators of the sub-sector.

He, however, challenged the federal government to match words with deeds in supporting farmers in every way to ameliorate their losses and sufferings, as well as increase their zeal in poultry and other agricultural productions.

Jwantu, however, was optimistic that by supporting the local industry, the import of poultry, which is currently weighing on the country’s currencies, could be a thing of the past.

He pointed out that the agricultural sub-sector alone, if well managed, can go a long way in reducing crimes in society.

“Assuming our young people are well trained in poultry farming and other related agricultural productions, it will go a long way in removing them from the streets, for the saying goes that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.”

He lamented that the poultry industry faced a number of challenges, particularly in the last 10 days of the previous year, when there was a severe shortage of poultry feed in the country. Niger State and other parts of the country, while the few birds/chickens available sold for between #8,200 and #9,500 against the normal adorable price of #5,000 to #6,000 in the past.

He appreciated the leadership of Nigeria under the Niger State Council of the Union of Journalists of Nigeria under the capable leadership of Comrade Abu Nmadu (Chairman) and Vice Comrade Uriah Gana for their patronage during the Christmas season which has just been completed in collaboration with some members. of the union through Minna, the state capital and its surroundings.

The CEO apologizes to his many customers for his inability to present awards this year due to dwindling resources resulting from high item prices on the market.

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