NECA tasks FG on investment in animal husbandry for revenue
The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), has called on the Federal Government to encourage investment in animal husbandry to enable organisations and many other players in the industry focus on their core business of dairy and milk production.
NECA maintained that the experience in other climes showed that animal husbandry is a thriving industry that generates large employment for the citizens and more revenue for government.
While commending government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for reversing the policy that almost crippled the dairy and milk industry, the employers noted that the exemption of “the six companies demonstrated that government is, indeed, responsive to the concerns we had expressed severally.”
Director-General of NECA, Dr. Timothy Olawale, who called for policy consistency urged that government should institutionalise dialogue and focused engagement with organised businesses before taking fundamental policy decisions that could affect businesses.
He said, “While we support the efforts of the CBN to increase local production of milk, its derivatives and dairy products, we urged that businesses in the sector should be given ample time to plan and implement the backward integration programme of the government.”
Olawale, who also decried that it is hard enough to do business in Nigeria, canvassed a collaborative approach to policy formulation and implementation that would do well for the development of the nation.