Senator Abiru’s NALDA Home Growing Poultry Scheme Sparks Economic Empowerment in Ikorodu

In a groundbreaking initiative spearheaded by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, reports that over 100 aspiring entrepreneurs in Lagos East Senatorial District were handed the keys to kickstart their poultry businesses under the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) Home Growing Poultry Empowerment Scheme. Facilitated by Senator Abiru, the scheme distributed fully vaccinated chickens, feeds, and cages to constituents on Sunday, November 26th, 2023.

Senator Tokunbo Abiru

The beneficiaries, hailing from diverse backgrounds, underwent comprehensive training by industry experts on bird nurturing techniques, mortality reduction, and the nuances of succeeding in the poultry business. The scheme aligns with NALDA’s mandate to promote sustainable agriculture and wealth creation in rural communities.

This initiative falls under the Facilitations/Empowerment pillar of Senator Abiru’s legislative agenda, designed to provide support and succor to constituents during challenging times. Representing the CEO/Executive Secretary of NALDA, Engr. Olusegun Owolabi highlighted the significance of the partnership with Senator Abiru in realizing the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for agricultural development and food security.

Mr. Enitan Olukotun, Senator Abiru’s media aide, praised the visionary leadership of President Tinubu and the collaborative efforts of NALDA in supporting livestock farmers in the Lagos East Senatorial District. Olukotun emphasized Senator Abiru’s extensive achievements in various sectors, including agriculture, MSME support, infrastructure development, and youth empowerment.

He also urged parents to encourage their wards to explore opportunities at the SAIL Innovation Lab, founded by Senator Abiru and his wife, Mrs. Feyisola. Olukotun shared success stories of over 100 youths securing well-paid artificial intelligence jobs with Awari AI after training at the Innovation Lab.

Beneficiaries expressed profound gratitude to Senator Abiru and NALDA for fulfilling promises and providing tangible support for farmers. Mariam Olatoyosi and Oladejo Oluwaseun, among others, lauded the initiative as a crucial step in poverty alleviation and urged more youths to embrace agriculture for its undeniable potential.

The Home Growing Poultry Scheme not only symbolizes economic empowerment but also signifies Senator Abiru’s commitment to transforming lives and fostering sustainable development in Lagos East Senatorial District.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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