COVID-19 Restrictions: Poultry Farmers Accuse Security Agents Of Harassment, Extortion

Nigeria Poultry Farmers have accused the Country’s Security Agents of harassment and extortion during the ongoing COVID-19 restriction.

The vice Chairman of Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ibadan Chapter, Mrs Folasade Sogaolu, made the allegation while featuring on the BCOS TV News magazine Programme, ‘Saturday Special’.

Photo (L-R): Mrs Folasade Sogaolu (Vice Chairman, Oyo PFAN); Dr Olugbenga Ogunwole (Secretary, Oyo PFAN) featuring on BCOS Saturday Special on April 11, 2020, with Temitope Oke and Folasade Seye-Ojo.

Mrs Sogaolu alleged that Police and Soldiers harassed and extorted Poultry Farmers transporting livestock and poultry products from farms to markets.

Corroborating Mrs Sogaolu’s assertions, the Secretary of PFAN, Dr Olugbenga Ogunwole, also lamented that inspire of exception of Farmers from the Federal Government stay at home order, Poultry Farmers are still prevented from carrying their products to markets.

Photo (L-R): Mrs Folasade Sogaolu (Vice Chairman, Oyo PFAN); Dr Olugbenga Ogunwole (Secretary, Oyo PFAN) featuring on BCOS Saturday Special on April 11, 2020, with Temitope Oke and Folasade Seye-Ojo.

Dr Ogunwole, who noted that Nigerians are not consuming enough poultry products because of the wrong notion, claimed that poultry alone can support the Nation’s economy and provide dietary needs if adequately consumed.

ATINUKE SEUN-IGE

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