By eating beef, the South-West States are losing N2.5 billion daily. This was disclosed by the Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu, saying that people of the region should make use of chikens, rather than cow.
According to the Governor, South-West region loses N2.5 billion daily to the consumption of beef.
The governor said this in a meeting with stakeholders in the state’s education sector in Akure, Ondo capital.
The Governor who was represented by his special adviser on agriculture, Akin Oluto emphasized that chicken meat is healthier than beef, and that it will enhance the region’s economy.
“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,” he said.
“Yes, I mean broilers. They are cheaper. I met with the traditional rulers and I told them that those before you have to encourage that.
“Why am I saying this? There is a N2.5 billion beef market in the southwest every day. It means every day in the southwest, we send the sum of N2.5 billion out of the south-west? 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.”he said