Farm­ers celebrate World Egg Day with Kubwa or­phans

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

Mem­bers of the Poul­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria (PAN), FCT chap­ter, at the week­end, pre­sented 35 crates of eggs to the chil­dren of Di­vine Wounds of Je­sus Or­phan­age, Kubwa, Bwari Area Coun­cil of the FCT, as part of their ac­tiv­i­ties to mark this year’s World Egg Day. Mak­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion to the home, the chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Wil­son Chima, said the visit to the or­phan­age was in line with this year’s theme:”Ben­e­fits of an egg a day for the Nige­rian child”.

He stressed the need for chil­dren to be ex­posed to the im­por­tance of egg in their diet which he said con­tains 12 vi­ta­mins and 12 min­er­als es­sen­tial for their growth and rea­son­ing. Wil­son en­joined the man­age­ment of the home to de­velop the habit of farm­ing by putting up a mini poul­try farm within the or­phan­age for egg pro­duc­tion which, ac­cord­ing to him, could also serve as a source of rev­enue and em­ploy­ment for the home. One of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries, Ade­ola, who con­fessed that she could not re­mem­ber the last time she ate egg, was full of thanks to the or­gan­i­sa­tion for the visit, pray­ing that God would re­ward them im­mensely. Re­spond­ing on be­half of the pro­pri­etor of the or­phan­age, Mr. Isaac Idam ap­pre­ci­ated the as­so­ci­a­tion for the char­ity, promis­ing to re­late their pro­pos­als to the man­age­ment for pos­si­ble con­sid­er­a­tions.

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