Despite the hue and cry that greeted the closure Nigeria’s land borderCoordinator of the 2019 Nigeria Poultry Farmers’ Exhibition, Mr Dele Toyin,says the border closure will enhance productivity and profit optimisation among poultry farmers.
Toyin described the closure as the opportunity the farmers had been looking for, as it restricted the importation of poultry products,granting the poultry farmers unrestricted access to markets.He, however, noted that the development was a challenge to the farmers to improve.
The coordinator told the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN,that the current high demand for poultry products for domestic and commercial needs necessitated the exhibition to spur the farmers to be alive to their responsibilities and leverage on the government policy on border.
According to him, this is the opportunity the farmers had been looking for, as it He said that participants would have direct access to suppliers of quality poultry inputs and avoid fake products.
“They will learn new things that will enhance productivity and profit optimisation.
“They will have an opportunity to exchange ideas with manufacturers and importers of poultry inputs during interactive sessions.
“They will rub minds with other farmers on challenges and possible solutions in poultry farming,” he said
Speaking on the exhibition, he explained that it would also provide free access to conference materials to aid production to meet the growing demand for poultry products.