Imo Modern Poultry Begins Sale of Birds16 September 2014
NIGERIA - The Imo Modern Poultry, Avutu, which had remained moribund for over 20 years, has received a boost by the Governor Rochas Okorocha's government as part of its efforts to create employment opportunities, promote agriculture as well as boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.
According to AllAfrica, flagging off the sale of the first batch of about 10,000 chicken raised in the farm, the state governor who was represented by the Speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Benjamin Uwajimogu, expressed joy that the Avutu Poultry which had remained one of the legacies of the late Sam Mbakwe administration about 30 years ago has come back to life.
The Imo Speaker said the present administration under the leadership of Governor Rochas Okorocha is not resting until all moribund industries in the state are revamped and abandoned projects completed.
He announced that the Imo Modern Poultry within its few months of reactivation, has produced the first batch of over 10,000 chickens for sale to the public and further said that the farm will make available more than 100,000 birds for sale by December 2014.
Mr Uwajimogu revealed that the farm has the capacity to house over 2.5 million birds as well as provide investment in other areas like fisheries, live stock, feed production, processing and packaging of frozen chicken. He therefore called on investors to take advantage of the opportunities available in the project.
The speaker pledged the donation of 20,000 chicks into the poultry as part of his contribution to the development of the farm.
Besides, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sir Frank Ibezim, recounted the journey through the reactivation of the Imo Modern Poultry by the present administration and commended Governor Okorocha for his vision.
Sir Ibezim noted that Imo Modern Poultry is the largest poultry South Saharan Africa situated on about 177 hectres of land with 45 poultry houses of 2.5 million birds capacity.ThePoultrySite News Desk