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Farmers commend FG’s N10bn egg scheme

The Lagos State Chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PANLAG) on Tuesday commended the Federal Government’s N10 billion National Egg Production (NEGPRO) scheme, which was inaugurated in January.

Chairman, PANLAG, Mr Godwin Egbebe, in an interview with with newsmen in Lagos, said that the association was ready to work with the government on poultry-designed interventions.

Mr Egbebe said that the inauguration of NEGPRO was apt for the sub-sector, especially in developing the value chains under egg production, that would ensure sustenance in the poultry business.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development had confirmed the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide N10 billion for the implementation of NEGPRO.

The ministry was reported to have signed an MoU with Tuns Farms Ltd in 2016, to develop NEGPRO and subsequently inaugurated a Technical Committee to work with TUNS Farms on the scheme.

The programme has kicked-off in Ondo, Kebbi, Kogi, Cross River, Bauchi and Abia.

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