NALDA begins farm estate with 30,000 birds

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority has kick started activities on the 10 hectares farm estate in Dasamu village, Yobe, with the engagement of 150 youths on poultry.

The Executive Secretary, NALDA, Mr Paul Ikonne, made this known on Sunday in a statement in Abuja that a total of 30,000 birds had been made available for the poultry farm in the estate.

He explained that the poultry segment of the farm estate, which was purely for the reproduction of eggs in commercial quantities, would serve not just the
state but many parts of the northern region.

Ikonne said, “This farm is purely poultry for egg production, the type of eggs we will be producing here will be reproductive eggs not the types that you just consume.

“These ones will go into the incubator for the reproduction of other birds. That is the advantage of this poultry farm. We are bringing eight incubators like what we have in Daura, Katsina State.

“The incubators will be used to hatch our eggs, as well as for us to keep reproducing and to feed other farms from this place, including farms that are within and outside the state.”

The NALDA boss said President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the agency to use the poultry farm to engage youths in the community, adding that the facility would also produce meat.

“So our intention based on the President’s directive is to engage the community because this project is community-based. It belongs to this community,” Ikonne stated.


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