Saturday, December 17, 2016
Osun state has produced 170 millionaires in the poultry sector.
Osun state under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, has said that it has produced 170 millionaires in the last six years through the Osun Broiler Outgrowers Production Scheme. This was disclosed during the week when a leading Nigerian agriculture investor and Chairman TUNS Farms Nigeria Limited, Chief Olatunde Badmus led other management staffers of the company to the office of the Governor in Osogbo for a presentation on the National Egg Production (NEGSPRO) scheme. Osun has made many millionaires through various agricultural intervention programmes. Tuns Farm which anchors the Osun Broiler Outgrowers Production Scheme (OBOPS), produces day old chicks for citizens and residents of Osun who accepted into the programme to raise and nurture for few weeks, after which the farm buys back from the participants. Aside guaranteed buy-backs, Tuns Farm also supports participants who are mainly small holder farmers with skills & knowledge necessary to nurture the chicks to maturity, provide feeds and sensitize them on international best practices in raising broiler chickens.continue