Poultry Association Of Nigeria (PAN) Enugu  state chapter has donated Items worth 1 million naira to Enugu Government  to support their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Association made the donations on  Monday, 20th, April, 2020. The items donated to the government includes; 500 crates of eggs, over 250kg of frozen Chicken and three non contact infrared thermometer.

 

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Speaking to journalists  during the donation at Enugu State government house, the state chairman, Izuolisa Onu said the support became neccesary at a time when all the food items donated to the masses are mainly carbohydrates.

“We saw that most of the palliatives (food items) shared to the people were mostly carbohydrates; rice, yam, noodles and basically no protein which is very important for the human body. It helps build immune system which is key in our fight against COVID-19.

“Today, Enugu State poultry association being one of the topmost commodity associations, we decided to work with our government to ensure that people in Enugu State especially the needy and less privileged that don’t have access to these things get an egg and some chicken to supplement whatever the government will equally give them.

“This gesture is aside what our members are doing in their various host communities,” Mr. Onu said.

 

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Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) is  the umbrella body of all players in the poultry industry which includes the farmers, the input dealers, the veterinarians, etc.

 

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