World Egg Day: Stakeholder Seek Increased Awareness For Egg Consumption, Nutritional Benefits
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 14, 2022
As poultry farmers in Nigeria along with their counterparts worldwide, celebrate World Egg Day with a reflection on the many issues that currently characterise the industry, funding and disease that affects poultry birds have been identified as one of the many factors that affects the production and supply of eggs in Nigeria.
Akinwunmi Richard, chairman Poultry Association of Nigeria ,Kwara state stated this while speaking with newsmen in ilorin on the sidelines of World Egg Day celebration.
According to him many poultry farmers are going through difficulties across Nigeria especially with the new variant of diseases killing birds in large quantities. He noted that the development constitutes a threat to food security.
Akinwumi hinted that the road show organised in ilorin ,Kwara state capital will go a long way to create increased awareness for health benefits of eggs to residents in kwara state and Nigerians at large.
Earlier in his remarks , commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development in Kwara state Gidado Abdullateef who flagged off the road to show his address advised Nigerians to engage in the habit of eating eggs for healthy living.
Speaking to journalists, on the need to encourage perceptions of eating egg, respondents including Jimoh Abolere and Sikirat Alatishe adverse that although the situation in the country today which has affected the price of all commodities, egg inclusive has affected the consumption of egg generally, but however, egg must be consumed to maintain a good health.
Every year, on the second Friday of October, World Egg Day is observed, and activities have grown and developed since it was first marked in 1996.
World Egg Day 2022 is celebrated with the theme, ‘Eggs for a Better Life’ to highlight the many benefits eggs bring to human health and livelihood.
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