Poultry industry crisis: 25m people may lose jobs, farmers cry out


The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has lamented that the current challenges facing the multi-billion naira poultry industry may take almost 20 to 25 million Nigerians out of jobs if immediate interventions are not provided.

The association said the industry which employs millions of Nigerians directly and indirectly, stated that the entire value chain of poultry crop alone takes almost 4.5 metric tons of maize and 1.5 metric tons of soya bean annually.

Speaking during the World Egg Day celebration in Abuja, National President of the Association, Ezekiel Ibrahim appealed to the federal government to come up with policies that would assist poultry farmers and save the industry from total collapse.

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