The Poultry Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter (PANOG), has appealed to the Federal Government to include eggs in the meal served school children under the School Feeding Programme. Making the call at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, during a public lecture, the Chairperson of PANOG, Mrs. Blessing Alawode, insisted that the inclusion of eggs in the meal would not only be beneficial for the children’s health but also increase the patronage of their members.
She said: “We laud the school feeding programme of the Federal Government as it is worthy of praise. We however, appeal to them to include eggs in the meals, not only for the reason of patronage, but primarily to allow our children the immense nutritional benefits of eggs, which comes at an affordable rate. We at PANOG are ready to support the government in making sure they get it at affordable prices and with guaranteed quality.”
The association also sought the support of government to partner farmers “to maintain stability in price and quantity of inputs like maize and soya, which forms over 70 per cent of our cost of production”.
The guest lecturer, Dr. Kunle Adeyemi, emphasized the importance of egg consumption, saying, people who eat eggs are not likely to have what he described as “degenerate eye diseases.” Guardian