By Zainab Oyekan
Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Plateau chapter, has called on politicians and government to buy eggs to help reduce farmers huge losses.
The Chairman of the association, Mr Johnson Bagudu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Wednesday, saying that poultry farmers had recorded losses as a result of the egg glut.
He said that the glut was as a result of the naira redesign and the cold weather in the state.
“Many people are complaining of lack of money, so farmers have so many eggs on ground but few buyers,” he said.
The chairman said he had spoken to some politicians to buy and distribute eggs for campaign and also spoken to some government officials to buy for public school pupils in the state.
He said the financial losses would collapse businesses if farmers are left unsupported in the glut period.
He said some farmers had dropped their prices just to attract buyers which would affect their livelihood.
He, however, called on the government to support poultry farmers in anyway possible. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Vincent Obi