Monday, 11 December 2017

Business News

Shortage Of Maize Supply, Poultry Industries Closing Down - MAAN

The  National President of Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), Pastor Tunji Adenola, disclosed that poultry farms across the country were closing down as a result of the shortfall in the supply of Maize for feed.

In order not to lose the market of poultry products in the country to importations from other countries, the clergy called for the urgent need to address this ugly trend


Pastor Adenola who said this on Tuesday at the occasion of the Maize Day held in Abuja, called on its members to review activities going on in the Maize value chain and come up with a workable approach to reposition the Maize industry in Nigeria.


According to him “dear colleagues, I am sure we all are aware of why we are gathered today. We as a nation are at a crossroad on the issue of inadequate Maize production resulting in excessive high price and regular importation of this essential raw material critical for food, feed, and industry across the length and breadth of the nation.


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


 “I will, therefore, like to suggest that we quickly review our activities thus far to identify what we have not done correctly along the whole Maize value chain. Then proffer workable non-theoretical but practical approach that will be business oriented to take us to the Promised Land of self-sufficiency and with the surplus for export.”