Coy un­veils mod­ern farm in Rivers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

Jo­carl, a leading agri­cul­tural firm, yes­ter­day un­veiled a multi-bil­lion naira mod­ern breeder farm, Niger­chicks, along the Elele-Omoku Road, Egbeda town in Emo­hua LGA of Rivers State.

The cer­e­mony was wit­nessed by selected poul­try farm­ers and dis­trib­u­tors, in­clud­ing for­mer na­tional chair­man of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) and cur­rently, chief­tain of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Chief Audi Og­beh.

Project Con­sul­tant of the farm, Dr. Kwasari Andrew who spoke to jour­nal­ists at the venue said the breeder farm would tar­get poul­try farms and dis­trib­u­tors in the North, South-east and South-south of the coun­try. Andrew said the farm is ob­serv­ing 100 per­cent bio-se­cu­rity, point­ing out that it was de­signed with max­i­mum se­cu­rity against an­i­mal dis­eases.

Chief Audu Og­beh , one of the ma­jor dis­trib­u­tors of Jo­carl, said there was need for Nigeria to in­vest more in agri­cul­ture and take the mat­ter se­ri­ously, stress­ing that Nige­ri­ans are not yet well-fed.

“In 10 years, I see agri­cul­ture com­ing back in full force. May be, climb­ing about 30 to 35 per­cent. For the sim­ple rea­son that we may be 200 mil­lion then, food con­sump­tion will be very high. If ev­ery Nige­rian eats N1,000 a day, it will be N200 bil­lion. There­fore, we need to in­vest in agri­cul­ture and take the mat­ter very se­ri­ously be­cause, we are not wellfed yet”, he said.

Pres­i­dent Jonathan

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