As part of efforts to address the hike in price of poultry feeds, the Kwara State Government has begun the distribution of maize at 44.5% of market value to different stakeholders in the poultry and fishery (feed mill) sectors.
According to a statement jointly signed by Dr Saudat-Salah Abdulbaqi and Binta-Abubakar Mora on behalf of the Palliative Committee, “The government sells a bag of 50kg maize at N8,000 instead of the N18,000 market price for the same quantity to bring relief to the farmers.”
It read that the maize which is being given to the poultry farmers through the Kwara State Palliative Committee headed by former Commissioner of Police Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi is aimed at reducing the challenges faced by the farmers in producing feed for their livestock.
Before now, the palliative committee held a stakeholders’ meeting with the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Poultry Farmers Association and other stakeholders interested in maize based on the modalities spelt out by the committee.
The state government, like other states, had recently purchased 40,000 bags of maize from the national strategic grain reserve through the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Recall that the state palliative committee had earlier distributed 250,000 bags of 10kg of rice to the people of the state.