Leading agro firms laud Tuns farms on NEGPRO
Leading operators in agriculture sector, Livestock Feeds Plc and Turner Wright Limited, have expressed their commitment to support Tuns Farms Nigeria Limited, in its role as consultant and manager to the Federal Government on the National Egg Production (NEGPRO) scheme.
In a message to the management of Tuns Farms Limited, Managing Director of Livestock Feeds Plc, Mrs. Modupe Asanmo, described NEGPRO as a laudable programme, which will transform the poultry industry and enable it to fully achieve its potential as a major source of revenue and employment generation for the country.
According to Asanmo, her company, a subsidiary of UAC Nigeria Plc and presently the only commercial feed milling company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, will support Tuns Farms Limited to ensure that the NEGPRO scheme succeeds in every part of the nation.
“Livestock Feeds Plc operates two owned plants, which are strategically located in Ikeja and Aba, with a joint production capacity of 23mt/hour, while a Toll milling arrangement with Grand Cereals Limited takes care of our operations in the North and Onitsha axis (Edo, Delta, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi), making us available and visible pan Nigeria,” she pointed out.
She expressed her company’s desire to fully participate in the NEGPRO scheme, both as a supplier of finished feed and concentrate; and also as a member of the Scheme Technical Committee (STC).
Also, Turner Wright Limited, a leading producer of animal health and animal nutrition products in a letter signed by its Managing Director, Dr. Tunde Waheed Lawal, noted that his company is ready to put its wealth of experience in the animal health and nutrition subsector at the disposal of Tuns Farms to ensure the successful implementation of NEGPRO scheme.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Tuns Farms Nigeria Limited, three weeks ago in Abuja signed a N25bn, agreement on NEGPRO scheme to be financed by the Bank of Industry (BOI). The agreement was signed on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh and the Chairman of Tuns Farms Limited Asiwaju Olatunde Badmus.
As part of its role as manager of the scheme, Tuns farms Limited will recommend eligible entrepreneurs to access the N25b facility through the Bank of Industry (BOI). The company will also develop customized and standard feed concentrate for the scheme to ensure uniformity.