The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has appealed to
poultry farmers to adhere to the
standards, especially, in eggs’ storage, grading and
The Director-General (D-G) of SON,
Mr Osita Aboloma, gave the advice at a training programme
organised by the agency for
Poultry Farmers Association of
Nigeria, Kaduna State Chapter.
Aboloma in a statement he released on Monday said that the
training was to assist farmers
achieve best practices in the
sector, including value addition.
He advised farmers to go into
processing eggs into powdery
forms to guarantee its availability
all year round. He said that this would stabilise prices of eggs in the market and the sector would be creating more jobs for the unemployed.
“We want farmers to know that
there are standard rules to adhere
to and best practices that can help
advance the sector.
“It is in the interest of both the
farmers and consumers of the
product to enhance the growth of
the sector,” he said Aboloma was represented by the Kaduna State Coordinator of SON, Mr Dalami Datti.
Mr Ishaku Dogo, the chairman of
the association, said the training
had afforded the farmers the
opportunities to have a better
understanding of standardisation
in the sector.
Dogo said the farmers had realised that standards had a role to play in the success of poultry business.
He urged SON to replicate the
training in other states of the
federation so that more farmers
would benefit from it. (NAN)