Nigerians demand for animal protein is on the rise and Amo Group is among the agribusinesses tapping the opportunity in its production. The Amo Group is supporting Africa’s most populous country to address its high malnutrition and protein deficiency through its huge investments in poultry production and its technological adoption to boost productivity.
Through one of its subsidiaries – Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited, it developed Africa’s first multi-colored dual-purpose breed suitable for backyard rearing to empower households with chicken and eggs for their daily protein requirement.
Owing to the good work Amo Group has been doing across the poultry value chain, the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) led by Aisha Abubakar Baju, its president paid a two-day courtesy visit to Amo Group operational base in Awe, Oyo state recently.
Aisha who was accompanied by other council members including Ezenwa Isaac Nwakonobi the council registrar; Tunji Nasir, president, Commonwealth Veterinary Association; Ibrahim Shehu, president, Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association and Oputa-Chime Helen Ego, council zonal co-coordinator, South West explained that the visit was part of the VCN’s inspection to the South West.
According to her, the council needed to visit the group given the strategic position it occupies in the nation’s veterinary establishments and agricultural sector being the only pure-line breeder farm for dual-purpose poultry birds in Africa and the foremost fully integrated poultry farm in Nigeria.
She acknowledged the employment opportunities provided to the many veterinary doctors within the group as well as its scientific research capabilities which led to the significant breakthrough on Noiler birds. The VCN’s president also acknowledged the opportunities for the profession arising from this, its contribution to the national economy through the support and engagement provided to the group’s immediate communities and the country at large. Business Day