A group, the Nigeria Association of Yoruba Pig Farmers’ (NAYPF), has
written President Muhammadu Buhari demanding the establishment of “pig
colony” in Northern parts of the country, Igbere TV reports.

This comes on the heels of federal government’s move to establish RUGA cattle colony for Fulani herdsmen across the country.

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Although
the presidency has since suspended the programme following public
outcry, insinuations are, however, rife that the project may soon be
reintroduced in another form.

In a statement issued to Igbere TV
by NAYPF’s National President, Rev Bunmi Thomas, he said the plan is
aimed at expanding the pork business and growing the economy.

According
to him, the initiative, once implemented, will help to “strengthen the
unity and economy base of Nigeria”, thereby leading to more employment
opportunities.

The NAYPF boss hinted that a team of experts have
been contracted from China to help establish a Pork Oil Factory in
Abuja, for global exports from Nigeria to other countries.

Full Statement,

“The
Nigeria Association Of Yoruba Pig Farmers (NAYPF) in view of its
expanding pig business and with effort to increase pork meat to beef up
protein in Nigeria, humbly demand from Mr. President the Presidential
support to create for the NAYPF 10 hectares of land space each in all
the 19 Northern States for our proposed PIG COLONY where in Yoruba
Farmers who engage in Pig Farming can settle for the rearing of their
pigs in a modern piggery system to be coordinated by China Farmers.

“This
request is very important as it will engage many youths across various
tribes who will be employed in this farming project to inter-marry and
inter-commerce which will consequently strengthen the unity and economy
base of Nigeria.

“Funds for this project has been sourced and are
readily available from voluntary donations from members and good will
Nigerians.

“Additionally Mr President, we the members of the
NIGERIA ASSOCIATION OF YORUBA PIG FARMERS (NAYPF) have contracted the
service of a Chinese firm YUNGSHAIN AGROPETS to the tune of N23 Billion
for the establishment of a Pork Oil Company factory in Abuja where most
of the pork will be used for oil production and export same to improve
our economy.

“Mr President I have the pleasure to inform you
likewise that the association is concluding plans to meet you to shed
more lights on any grey areas in this letter (if invited to do so).

“We look forward to your prompt response and the attention of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in this respect.”

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