Kwara offers subsidized Maize to poultry, fish farmers
By Yemi Olakitan
The Kwara State Government has started distributing corn to various stakeholders in the poultry and fishing (feed mill) sectors at 44.5% of market value.
In a statement jointly signed by Dr. Saudat-Salah Abdulbaqi and Binta-Abubakar Mora on behalf of the Palliative Committee, it was stated that in order to provide assistance to the farmers, the government offers a bag of 50 kg of corn for N8,000 as opposed to the N18,000 market price for the same quantity.
The goal of the maize distribution to poultry farmers by the Kwara State Palliative Committee, led by former police commissioner Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, is to ease the difficulties that farmers encounter when generating feed for their livestock.
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, the Poultry Farmers Association, and other parties interested in maize had previously met with the palliative committee in accordance with the parameters outlined by the committee.
Similar to other states, the state administration recently bought 40,000 bags of corn through the Central Bank of Nigeria from the national strategic grain reserve.
Recall that 250,000 bags of 10kg rice had already been provided to state residents by the state palliative committee.