FG pledges support for local poultry industry

FG pledges support for local poultry industry

FG pledges support for local poultry industry

by August 7, 2015 0 comments

The pledge to support local poultry industry was contained in a speech delivered by the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Dr. Paul Orhii, during his tour of a poultry farm, Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery, according to a statement issued by the company,

 

During the tour, NAFDAC certified the firm’s Natnudo brand of chicken, noting that the whole production process of the company was in line with international standard and best practices and should be emulated by other players in the industry.

 

Orhii said, “What I am seeing today are the kinds of facilities we have seen only in developed countries and which I had prayed will one day be available in Nigeria”.

 

“This facility has now made it possible for Nigerians to enjoy high quality locally produced chicken which is guaranteed to meet their protein needs”.

 

“I want to assure you again of government’s support for the local poultry industry and also of our commitment to educating Nigerians on consumption of fresh frozen chicken.

 

Orhii pledged that the agency would work closely with Nigeria Customs Service and other relevant agencies to ensure they record more successes in the quest to completely eradicate the consumption of unwholesome chicken in Nigeria.

 

Appreciating the NAFDAC team for their commendations, the Group Managing Director of Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Ltd, Dr. Ayoola Oduntan, said it was the desire to provide good quality poultry products for Nigerians that inspired their investment in state-of-the-art facilities.

 

He said, “The company has been a front runner in innovation in this industry, introducing the first-ever designer egg in the country in 2010 which is enriched with Vitamin E and organic selenium and highly recommended for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.”

 

Oduntan added that the nutrients in natnudO super eggs worked together to aid improved memory and learning capabilities in children as well as improved brain and visual developments in babies and infants, a balanced immune system, good skin, eyes, hair and promote delay in the ageing process.

 

He said the firm had gone further to introduce more affordable poultry products – natnudO Quarter Chicken and natnudO Half Chicken packs so that every Nigerian can have access to quality Poultry meat.

 

He admonished Nigerians to be proud to encourage Nigerian industries by patronising Made-in-Nigeria products.

 

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