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Ondo poultry farmers slash price of eggs


…Hail Tinubu, Aiyedatiwa over distribution of 1,200 metric tonnes grain palliatives

The Ondo state chapter of Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria has revealed that it has reduced the price of a crate of eggs from N5,000 to N3,000 from the farms.

This, according to them, was due to the distribution of 1,200 metric tonnes of grains and commodities as palliatives to its members by the state governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in Akure on Monday.

Olawande Fadipe, Ondo state chairman of Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria, disclosed the price reduction while speaking at the distribution of the grains and commodities to farmers in Owo local government on Thursday.

Fadipe expressed satisfaction and gratitude to the President and Ondo state governor for the intervention.

According to him, “We want to thank the President and Mr Governor for this kind gesture. Recently, poultry farmers have been finding it difficult to operate because of rising costs of animal feeds, and day-old chicken but with this intervention, we can go back to our businesses and make profits”

In the same vein, southwest chairman of Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria, Gideon Oluleye, said the distribution of the grains would enable poultry farmers produce healthy chickens and eggs as well as stabilize poultry products across the markets in Ondo state.

Performing the distribution ceremony in Owo, the Ondo state deputy governor, Olayide Adelami, who represented the state governor, said the essence of the grains was to help boost poultry farming and ensure access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food in the state.

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While thanking the president for the initiative, he implored the beneficiaries to use the grains for the purpose they are meant for.

“The distribution of free grains was deliberately done to crash prices of food items and ease the burden of Nigerians due to the current economic situation. Rest assured, Governor Aiyedatiwa will do everything within his power to ensure ondo state people enjoy the dividends of good governance and quick government’s interventions in their specific area of needs” Adelami affirmed.

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