Agric. expert urges Enugu citizens to embrace maize farming to combat scarcity
An agriculture expert, Mr Benjamin Onuze, Director of Agric Services, Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture has urged Enugu citizens to embrace maize farming so as to combat maize scarcity in the state.
Onuze gave the advice while speaking with Naturenews on Wednesday in Enugu.
He said that the state Agriculture ministry had long been encouraging the citizens, especially the youth to go into farming business of various food and cash crops.
The director said that embracing maize farming by everyone was necessary in order to increase their income as well as food production.
“Maize farming is one of the crop farming that is very easy and suitable for Nigerians, it is as old as man itself, and it has been done commercially for decades now.
“It is one of the most common food in Nigeria as it is eaten in various dishes, and forms the basis for most of the meals prepared by the average Nigerian family,” Onuze said.
He noted that poultry farmers were lamenting over high cost of poultry feed due to significant drop in quantity of maize produced in the country.
Onuze added that maize was about 75 percent of the poultry feed composition, adding that it was necessary for maize farming to be embraced by all so as to have surplus in the markets.