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UNILORIN set to challenge chicken-meat, eggs importation



AUTHORITY of the University of Ilorin has embarked on a poultry project which is aimed at supporting the nation in the massive production of chicken meat and eggs.
Tagged: Unilorin GG MAX Poultry Farm, ROYAL NEWS reports that the project is targeted at reducing importation and closure of the existing demand and supply gap.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Technology and Innovations), of the institution, Professor Mikhail Buhari, has  visited the site of the project to further assess the state of its completion.
 The Poultry Farm, an intervention programme under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is part of the University of Ilorin’s commitment towards playing a key role in the agro-based business and further contribute to the revival of the poultry sub-sector in the country.
Speaking during the inspection visit penultimate Monday, Prof. Buhari, who is also the Chairman of GG Max Poultry Farm, commended the effort of his team and charged the team to be proactive in order to meet the deadline, adding that all hands must be on deck now to ensure the success of the project.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor also paid a courtesy visit to the palace of Alamoyo, Oba Jamiu Oyebola Ibrahim, to notify the royal father about the commencement of work at the GGMAX Poultry farm site.
He assured the Alamoyo that his community will benefit from the project.
Welcoming the Unilorin team to his palace, the Alamoyo, Oba Ibrahim thanked the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the visit and promised that the people of Amoyo would give all the required supports for the project.
While expressing the hope that the project would facilitate job creation, Oba Ibrahim pleaded with the committee led by Prof. Buhari, to give priority to youths in the area.

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