The Poultry Association of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter (PANOGUN) on 11th October, 2019 celebrated the World Egg Day in grand style with lecture and video presentation delivered by Livestock Industry Foundation for Africa (LIFA). The event was a one week programme cutting across the six zones of Egba, Yewa, Ota, Mowe, Remo and Ijebu Ode which hosted the grand finale of the event. The celebration was one of the best innovative celebration co-opting primary and secondary school pupils from within the state.
LIFA’s team led by the President; Dr Stephen Adejoro facilitated with PANOGUN on the World egg day celebration and delivered a lecture on diversifying and improving our indigenous egg menu to stimulate more internal consumption of egg in Nigeria. A short time presentation on our strategy to attract millions of new egg consumers into the national egg consumers market was presented by the Secretary of LIFA; Dr Olusola Ogunsanya.
Many students from a cross section of Primary and Secondary schools watched and listened attentively to the lectures with enthusiasm to return home and adopt a sumptuous egg based indigenous menu. Debate and essay competitions for students’ appraisal of the value of egg to human life attracted different gifts and celebrations to top students
LIFA President Dr Stephen Adejoro commended this innovation of ‘’catching them young’’ by PANOGUN and commended the executive of PANOGUN for using ‘’one egg to kill two birds’’, in that the programme will stimulate these students to invest in the Poultry Industry in future and will likewise encourage them to become more creative in developing local egg recipe for their home consumption.
Rounding up the talk, the President introduced a Slogan; ‘’One Egg, more life’’ to the participants and this we also introduce to all our new comers in the egg consumers community in Nigeria. It is important to eat an egg a day! The programme rounded up with a dancing carnival for the students to enjoy a pleasant World Egg Day celebration.
Indeed all the students were brilliant and active children, and LIFA hopes to invite them soon to her social media egg consumer’s innovation game. LIFA seeks more collaboration for our pioneer role to rediscover our indigenous tasty egg based recipe for improved health and livability.
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