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Friday, January 22, 2016

Obiano Flags-off Construction Of N15bn Poultry Farm(Photos)

Anambra Governor Willie Obiano has flagged-off the construction of a modern integrated poultry farm
project valued at $61m (N15bn) at Igbariam in Anambra East Local Government Area




Obiano said the project is in line with his administration’s economic blueprint in the Agricultural sector, pointing out that on completion the project would generate over 250 direct jobs and 2500 indirect jobs. He advised the people of Igbariam to accord the company maximum support and protect the facility in the farm as it would create employment for them.
Offering more insight into the investment, the Managing Director and CEO of ANSIPPA, Hon. Joebilly Ekwunife stated that Lynden Integrated Farms project is being built in two phases and is expected to comprise 24 broiler houses with 30,000 bird capacity, 80,000 bird capacity 12 layer houses, four rearing houses with 85,000 bird capacity each and a 2000 birds per hour slaughter house.
Hon Ekwunife revealed that the only equity contribution that the state government had made to the project was the provision of 75 hectares of land in a strategic area while the project owners; Lynden Integrated Farms Ltd would provide the funding.
Hon Ekwunife further explained that in addition to creating jobs, the project “will also attract further ancillary investments and value chain businesses which will further generate employment opportunities. An egg production outgrower scheme is being designed for the 21 local governments.”
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of Lynden Integrated Farms Ltd, Chief Clem Nwogbo had declared that his company aims to position Anambra State as the centre of excellence for poultry farming in the South East and South South regions of Nigeria.
“On completion, the farm facility will produce high quality poultry products – table eggs and meat. In the last week, we placed the order with our suppliers, Big Dutchman and C-Lines, respectively, for the equipment required for the first phase of our the layer farm. Construction of site infrastructure and buildings will commence later this week and we expect the layer farm to be commissioned by August 2016 with the first eggs leaving our gates before the end of 2016,” he said.
Chief Nwogbo commended Governor Obiano’s commitment to creating and sustaining an enabling environment for credible investors that are looking to set up shop in Anambra State and applauded the almost clinical efficiency of ANSIPPA in the handling of the necessary paper works in the build up to the formal inauguration of the project, saying “that such efficiency is uncommon in a typical government setting.”

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