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FG Inaugurates National Egg Production Scheme in Kogi

In its effort to promote poultry production in the country, the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the National Egg Production (NEGPRO) scheme in Kogi State.

Mrs. Vivian Ibe, the National Poultry Desk Officer, Department of Animal and Husbandry Services of the ministry at the inauguration ceremony in Lokoja expressed that the essence of the scheme was to create awareness aimed at boosting egg production, marketing and utilization capacity of poultry products in Nigeria.

The National Egg Production (NEGPRO) scheme is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria designed to provide eligible Nigerian farmers the opportunity to participate in profitable poultry businesses where continuous production of table egg takes place all year round.

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The scheme was arranged in such a way to allow accredited layer farmers produce eggs with input supplied by entrepreneurs/stakeholders for job creation, tackle food security and alleviate poverty.

Ibe explained that the scheme is a five years program meant to produce about 500,000 table eggs daily for local consumption, export and processing into egg powder for use in confectionery and pharmaceutical industry.

Shekamang Ayuba, the state Coordinator of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, expressed optimistic that the scheme would have positive impact on agriculturists and farmers in the state.

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Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Mr. David Apeh, appreciated the federal government for coming up with the laudable initiative, while commending the federal ministry of Agriculture for selecting Kogi as one of the first states in Nigeria to benefit from the scheme.

The commissioner, represented by Mr Sani Abdulganiyu, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry added that the initiative would also boost the nation’s economy, food security and job creation for the ,unemployed youths in the state.

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