Poultry farmers on Friday urged the Lagos State Government to provide agriculture incentives to boost produce and create more employment.
The poultry farmers told the Newsmen in Lagos that provision of birds, lands and agriculture feeds would expand the business, increase produce and generate revenue.
Mrs Eniola Hassan, a poultry farmer said that the nation would be on the path of food security if the government would assist them.
Hassan said that border closure has helped local farmers to produce more yields and opened market opportunities both for poultry and agro-allied operators.
“Motivating poultry project will further reduce importation of frozen products and create source of livelihood for young agribusiness through cluster farming.
“This measure is necessary to gainfully engage youths and make agriculture business attractive,’’ the poultry farmer said.
“The Ogun government has provided farmers with one hectare-per-beneficiary for 10,000 youths. This was achieved through the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.
“The inclusion of a poultry initiative with 1,000 birds offer per beneficiary is mind blowing,” Ajose said.