Osun - The Osun Government has stocked over 300 poultry farms in 13 months, according to an official.
Mr Johnson Ajayi, the Director, Livestock Services in the state Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Sunday.
“We have more poultry farms in Osun because the current administration had organised empowerment programmes such as `O’bop, O’bee and O’reap', among others, for farmers to benefit from the dividends of democracy.”
According to him, the government has stocked a total of 1,335,625 birds in the farms.
The director said that the objective of the project was to make the state self-sufficient in food production as well as a net exporter of food in the country.
Ajayi further explained that the poultry farms would add value to local foods and create jobs for youths across the state.
He advised the beneficiaries to be serious with their business to enable them to realise high return on the government's investment.
He also stressed the need to maintain the highest level of hygiene in the farms to avert any diseases.