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WORLD EGG DAY: PAN Enugu Chapter Distributes Eggs To School Children



Executives of PAN Enugu State Chapter
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As part of the week-long activities to celebrate the 2023 World Egg Day themed “Eggs for a healthy future“, the Poultry association of Nigeria Enugu chapter (ENUPAN) led by its chairman Mr. Chidi Odoh distributed over 3000 eggs to school children within Enugu with a major focus on Community Primary School Amorji Nike (School 1, 2, 3, and 4) and children at the Daughters Of Divine Love Charity Home Nike.

This took place on the 18th & 19th of October 2023.  Speaking at the assembly ground of one of the schools the chairman ENUPAN, Mr. Chidi Odoh emphasized the importance of eating eggs at least once a day, he educated the children that eggs contain a lot of protein and is a wholesome meal which helps the brain develop well.

He told them that eating an egg a day would make them have a good memory, thereby retaining things taught to them in class well.


His team shared out boiled eggs to the pupils and teachers and they sang songs about egg and its great value.

In an interview with journalist present at the event Mr Odoh explained the significance of the program,

“The World Egg Day, is celebrated every 2nd Friday in October all around the world primarily to help eradicate the problem of protein deficiency in the world, by encouraging more people to eat egg we are directly fighting that war of malnutrition.

The Poultry Association of Nigeria Enugu chapter always do their bit in being part of the celebration.

The World Egg Day program in Enugu is a week-long program where we map out activities to create awareness about the value and importance of protein found in egg.

ENUPAN During one of the visits

We started this year’s activity with Thanksgiving, some radio programmes, where we continue to sensitize people about the need to continue to consume eggs.

Egg is for everyone children, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly.

Egg is a wholesome food and has about 90% protein. Also, egg is the cheapest source of protein that you can get in Nigeria.

A single egg will cover so many other carbohydrates that you put in your body. An egg a day will keep you far away from the doctors” he emphasized.

Despite the major challenges the Poultry industry in Nigeria has faced from Cash Crunch where farmers lost millions of naira to the uniaxiality of maize for feed for the birds and currently the fuel subsidy removal which has hike up the prices of raw materials and cost of production, we still had to go through with the celebration as we realize its great importance. The poultry industry in Nigeria has seen very tough times this year.

Speaking with Dr. Chekwube Eze the Secretary of Poultry Association of Nigeria, Enugu Chapter he had this to say, “I’m glad that PAN Enugu State branch was able to do this, we know the situation of economic hardship in Nigeria now but we pulled through with the celebration and the distribution of eggs, the pupils were happy. I also hope that we’ll be able to do more continuously”.

Njideka Joan Nliam the Treasurer of ENUPAN thanked God for a successful outing and Amechi Albert Ezeonyia the Financial Secretary was also part of the team at the event.


A few of the school pupils who were interviewed expressed their joy over the eggs they got and thanked the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Enugu State chapter, for coming to their school. The teachers were not left out as they also thanked ENUPAN and invited them to visit their school again next year.

In his concluding remark the chairman explained the activities, importance and achievements of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Enugu Chapter (ENUPAN).

ENUPAN is an umbrella body that coordinates various activities and farms for production of egg, chicken, feed and other farm inputs in the poultry value chain in Enugu.

The association foresees the running, the regulations and policymaking that covers every business in the poultry association.

We’ve been around for quite some time, we’ve been advocating for the need for better quality food consumption in Enugu and quality products like Eggs, also making sure that our members follow due process and the necessary steps needed to give Enugu State and its inhabitants, quality Poultry food  products. 

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