Poultry farmers and other stakeholders in the industry have given their support to the policy of the President Buhari led administration on the closure of the country’s land borders. They also pleaded that the borders should be permanently closed. This, according to them, would drive the nation’s economic growth and provide food sufficiency.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of this year’s Nigeria Poultry show organized by the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), the poultry farmers said that Nigeria could only get better with border closure, as it would equally boast sales and production in the industry.
While giving his address on the theme, “ Nigeria Poultry Industry: managing the value chain for National Development,’’ the president of PAN, Ezekiel Ibrahim supported the border closure, saying that it would translate into greater employment opportunities in Nigeria.
The poultry industry has saved over N50 billion due to border closure.
Before now, Nigeria consumed two million tons of Poutlry yearlty, 70% of which was imported. However, this is not the case anymore as the border closure has helped to reduce high consumption of imported poultry.