FG Launches National Egg Production Scheme In Kogi

The federal government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday inaugurated the National Egg Production NEGPRO scheme in Kogi State, with aim to boost poultry farming across the country.

While speaking at the inauguration in Lokoja, the National Poultry Desk Officer, Department of Animal and Husbandry Services of the ministry, Vivian Ibe, said the scheme was aimed at creating awareness and boosting egg productions nationwide.

She explained that the essence of the scheme was to create awareness aimed at strengthening egg production, its marketing and utilisation capacity of poultry products in Nigeria.

The desk officer noted that the national egg production scheme was a five-year programme with its target to promote economic development, income, livestock and job opportunity in Nigeria.

Also speaking, the state Coordinator of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Shekamang Ayuba, expressed hope that the national egg production scheme would impact positively on agriculturists and farmers in the state.

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