The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has commenced activities on the 10 hectares farm estate in Yobe State with 30,000-day-old birds.
Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, who inspected the ongoing construction work at the facility in Dasamu Village, Jakusko Local Government Area of the state, said the farm would engage 150 youths within the community.
Other activities such as land clearing, crop cultivation and demarcation of selected areas for goat rearing are also currently ongoing at the facility, as the location has attracted farmers from within and outside the state. Paul Ikonne, who noted that the facility would be commissioned next month, explained that the poultry segment which is purely for the reproduction of eggs in commercial quantities, would not just serve the state, but also many areas of the northern region. He stated that, “the poultry farm in Yobe state is purely for egg production. The type of eggs we will be producing here will be reproductive eggs. Not the types that are meant for consumption alone. These eggs will go into the incubator for the reproduction of other birds. That is the advantage of this poultry farm. We are bringing eight incubators like what we have in Daura, Katsina State.”
“The incubators will be used to hatch our eggs, as well as for us to keep reproducing and to feed other farms from this place, including farms that are within and outside the state.” He said the birds will go out for consumption and another set of layers will come onboard after every period of harvest. Speaking on other aspects of the farm estate, the NALDA helmsman explained that the facility would have segments for rearing goats, as well as locations for cultivating crops. The Nation