Let Us Use Chicken For Our Ceremonies – Ondo State Governor Tells South West

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Let Us Use Chicken For Our Ceremonies - Ondo State Governor Tells South West
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has urged residents in the South West geo-political zone to use chicken for ceremonies as it is cheaper.

He said the South West was spending N2.5 billion daily on beef, adding that it was the bedrock of poverty in the region.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Agriculture and Agric-business, Akin Olotu, at a Stakeholders meeting in the Education Sector, the Governor said, “The President said grow what you eat and eat what you grow. I have been a serious advocate and I am reemphasising it, please let us use chicken for our ceremonies.

“Yes, I meant broilers. They are cheaper. Why am I saying this? There is a N2.5 billion beef market in the South West every day. It means every day in the southwest, we send N2.5 billion out of the southwest. That is the bedrock of poverty in the region.

“We have a region that is not retaining money. Don’t let any politician tell you any abracadabra, if we don’t reverse that trend, we will continue to remain on the same spot.”

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