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CBN Approves N350 Million Grant to Promote Poultry Farming in EKSU

Ekiti State University (EKSU) Ado-Ekiti disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved N350 million grants to support poultry farming in the institution, targeted at expanding the demand for eggs and chicken in the state and country at large.

Ekiti State University (EKSU) Ado-Ekiti disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved N350 million grants to support poultry farming in the institution, targeted at expanding the demand for eggs and chicken in the state and country at large.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Edward Olanipekun, while addressing newsmen about the 27th convocation ceremony of the institution, disclosed that the university was determined to export from its agricultural produce and earn foreign exchange.

He stated that the institution was among the fewer higher institutions, that benefitted from the scheme and the first part of the fund has been paid for the preparation of the starting of the poultry farm which the purpose is to expand the demand of eggs and chicken for the people in the society.

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Professor Olanipekun noted that the university management joined with the stakeholders has continued to pursue the process of re-engineering and restructuring of all facets in the university in order to ensure that the societal expectations and dreams of the institution’s founding fathers are met.

According to him, the institution under his leadership shall continue to cultivate strategic global partners, building networks and synergies that will help in promoting reasonable contributions to sustainable global development.

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He went further to explain that the university will continue to partner with the government as well as embrace symbiotic academic linkages with top-rated institutions of learning, both locally and internationally.

The VC assured students that issues raised by them during their recent protests will be fully address, adding that they will soon be recalled to the campus in batches for their examination after the salah holiday.

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