The Lagos State government has distributed palliatives to poultry farmers in the state to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The items were distributed through the Lagos State Agriculture Development Authority in Oko-Oba, Agege.
The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos chapter, received 15 trailers of 50kg bags of maize from the Programme Manager of Lagos State Agriculture Development Authority, Dr Olalekan Pereira Sheteolu, who said the gesture was to cushion the effect of the pandemic on farmers all over the country.
The Lagos State chairman of PAN, Egbegbe Godwin, said the palliatives would help to stabilise the cost of poultry production following increase in prices of grains.
“The palliatives will go a long way in helping farmers because as we speak, we have problem of bandits in the northern areas. Farmers can no longer go to their farms because of the fear of being killed. Right now, the cost of grain is going up because many farmers have neglected their farms due to insecurity.” (Guardian)