Operators in the poultry industry have called on Nigerians to invest in poultry business, particularly the eggs production aspect, saying the prospect is high following the existence of large markets for it.
They said aside the predictable employment and income generation, the need to meet the protein needs of Nigerians via eggs and other poultry products, makes investment in poultry business imperative.
An animal care specialist, Dr Tokunbo Ajayi, and others who made the call in Abeokuta, the state capital, at the year’s investors summit and interactive forum of the Ogun state chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria(PANOG), said the eggs need of Nigerians remain largely unmet.
Ajayi said that thw poultry farmers in the country do not have the capacity to feed a population of about 180million Nigerians, if every citizen were to eat an egg per week.
According to him, the poultry eggs production in the country is quite small compared to the demand hence the need for people looking for primary or secondary source of income to look in the direction of poultry business.
Also, the chairman of PANOG in Ogun, Dr. Olalekan Odunsi, said adequate investments in poultry productions could serve as alternative to Nigeria’s over reliance in oil revenue and also serve as panacea to youth unemployment in the country.