The President, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) Mr Taiwo Adeoye has advised Resident Muhammadu Buhari to sustain ongoing ban on frozen poultry products.
He said the ban will allow Nigeria to increase its animal protein production to meet the daily protein intake as recommended by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
Mr. Adeoye spoke during the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and induction ceremony of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science held at the international Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
“One of the ways to achieve hunger free Nigeria is the provision of a deliberate conducive atmosphere to encourage animal scientists to increase animal protein production to meet the daily protein intake as recommended by FAO,” he said.
Adeoye, in a statement in Abuja, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to diversify the economy to animal production among other options.
“To address this problem, we need to build a large, strong, diversified, sustainable and competitive economy that guarantees high standard of living and quality of life for the people through efficient production guaranteed through professionalism,” he said.
The President, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Professor Israel Adu, said the institute, in collaboration with the Federal Department of Animal Production and Husbandry Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has produced the issue of Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) for curbing the spread of bird flu in Nigeria.