FG Inaugurates NEGPRO Scheme In Kogi

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(Last Updated On: 2021-11-22)

 

In its bid to boost poultry farming in the country, the National Egg Production (NEGPRO) Scheme has been inaugurated in Kogi on Monday by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

This was disclosed at the inauguration in Lokoja by Mrs Vivian Ibe, the National Poultry Desk Officer of the Department of Animal and Husbandry Services of the ministry.

Ibe said that the scheme was aimed at creating awareness and boosting egg productions nationwide.

“The essence of the scheme is to create awareness aimed at strengthening egg production, its marketing and utilisation capacity of poultry products in Nigeria.’’

The national egg production scheme was a five-year programme targeted at promoting economic development, income, livestock and job opportunity in the country, Ibe added.

She said that scheme was expected to produce about 500,000 table eggs daily for local consumption, export and processing into egg powder for use in confectionery and pharmaceutical industry.

Ibe said that the scheme would equally focus on the stakeholders’ engagement toward piloting, facilitating and coordinating egg production.

The state Coordinator of the ministry, Shekamang Ayuba, expressed the hope that the national egg production scheme would impact positively on agriculturists and farmers in the state.

Source: NAN

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