Rep Onuigbo empowers constituents with birds, feed, cash for poultry farming
By Steve Oko
Member representing Umuahia/Ikwuano federal constituency, constituency, Hon. Sam Onuigbo (APC), has empowered no fewer than 130 youths in his constituency with tools for poultry farming.
Each of the beneficiaries received a galvanized battery cage, 45 point-of-lay birds (16 weeks old); three bags of feed and a cash of N20,000 grant.
The beneficiaries according to him, have undergone training on poultry farming by the Federal Cooperative College, Oji River, Enugu State.
Addressing the beneficiaries at the Kolping Society Umuahia, Onuigbo said the gesture was part of his efforts to reduce youths unemployment and make his constituents self sufficient.
The lawmaker who was represented by his Liason Officer, Abraham Osondu, charged the beneficiaries to use the items and improve their living standards, and also provide for their dependents.
” In your hands today is the key to commence the process of building a better future for yourselves and your families”, he charged.
The lawmaker said that poultry family had become a lucrative business in Nigeria with annual demand of $1.39 billion poultry products in the country according to a research.
Rep Onuigbo who restated his commitment to attract more federal projects to his constituency, solicited their continued support for the All Progressive Congress-led federal government.
He recalled that in November 2020 , 1,500 persons in the constituency were trained and empowered on how to run small businesses, while another 100 persons benefitted from small-holder poultry farmers training in February.
Earlier in a remark, Chairman of the event and a former member of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Nwosu, commended Onuigbo for the gesture, describing him as a symbol of “good representation”.
He recalled how he started life with similar gesture he benefited from in 1986 when he delved into piggery in the Old Imo State, and encouraged the beneficiaries to put it into good use
One of the beneficiaries, Obioma Aligekwe, 46, and person living with disabilities, said he hoped to improve his living standard with the gesture.
The silver medal power lifter in the just-concluded Edo Games, thanked Onuigbo for the gesture and promised to use it to create job for other youths.
Another beneficiary, Prince George Offor from Ibere Ikwuano, said he was already into piggery and would use it to expand his business.
He said he had been dreaming of how to expand his farm and thanked the lawmaker for providing him with the opportunity.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email [email protected]; [email protected] Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.