Kogi declared pioneer state for national egg production

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 14 February 2018 | 1,758 times

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•Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi State has been chosen as the pioneer state for National Egg Production by the Federal Government

Consequent upon this, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, will be flagging off the programme in Kogi on February 23, 2018.

A statement signed and made available to News Express by Odaudu Joel Minister, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Yahaya Bello, said: “The Federal Government of Nigeria will be empowering 135 youths in Kogi State with investiture fund of N4.2m each to support their poultry businesses in order to encourage fresh entrants into poultry agro chain.

“Each of the beneficiaries are expected to own a poultry pen.”

The statement disclosed that “His Excellency has approved five beneficiaries from each of the 21 local government areas in the state.”

Source: News Express

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