Can Nigerian Farmers really meet up with the demands of Nigerians?

In November 2019, a report was shared where stakeholders claim the closure of borders will boost the economy and profit. NATIONAL President of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, PAN, Mr. Ezekiel Ibrahim was quoted as commending the Federal Government for closing the land borders across the country, saying the step will go a long way in boosting agriculture in the country; especially the poultry sector.

One year later, the impending drought stares us in the face - there is a call to role back that call. In a statement signed by Ezekiel Ibrahim, PAN president, noted that; post COVID-19 and the lockdown that followed, the Poultry industry suffered devastating losses occasioned by the restriction of movement of goods and services which included Eggs, Day Old Chicks (DOCs), Poultry feeds and other essential inputs for poultry production.

“Billions of Naira were lost in sales of Eggs and chicken resulting in the closure of many small and medium size poultry farms,” said Ibrahim.