Poultry industries closing down due to shortage of maize


Bags of maize

Mr Tunji Adenola, the National President of Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), says poultry industries across the country are closing down because of shortage of maize for poultry feeds production.

Adenola, who revealed this in an interview in Abuja, however, called for urgent government intervention in order not to allow poultry feeds imports to flood country’s markets.

“We, as a nation, are at a crossroads on the issue of inadequate maize production, resulting in excessive prices and regular importation of this essential raw material that is critical to food and feeds industries across the nation.

“Today, the poultry industry is almost in a comatose because maize is in short supply; I have seen many poultry farms that have closed down, and this has to be reversed. The poultry industry must be revived and we have a lot of role to play here.

“I believe…

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