President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, September 12, joined Governor Nasir El-Rufai to commission Nigeria’s largest integrated animal feed mills, breeding farms and hatchery in Kaduna state.
The OLAM farms has a storage facility of 50,000 metric tonnes estimated to sell 72,000,000 eggs and 52,600,000 day old chicks.
NAIJ.com gathered that the $150million project will employ 8,000 Nigerians through direct and indirect labor and 200 veterinary doctors.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) is set to deliver 4 million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertilizer to farmers, at an affordable price, before the end of 2017.
In a statement released by Attah Esah, the deputy director (Information), State House on Sunday, September 10, Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed the news at an audience participation programme on FRCN Kaduna.
Shehu also said that the 11 fertilizer blending plants in the country will be increased to 18 by the end of the year; which will, in turn, provide direct employment to no fewer than 50,000 Nigerians.
Watch this NAIJ.com video as traders speak on the state of agriculture in the country: