The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has said that egg is a very essential nutrient to the development of the human brain.
Director-General of CPC, Babatunde Irukere, made this known in Lagos during an event to celebrate the World Egg Day and the official inauguration of the Egg Sellers and Distributors Association of Nigeria.
Irukere who was represented by the council’s Head of Surveillance and Disbursement, Carmellus Anyanwu, also said that egg was a key component of national economy.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]Grahams said that as parts of activities marking the global campaign of egg consumption, the association had held seminars, road shows among others, in line with its aims and objectives.[/penci_blockquote]
According to him, the inauguration of the association was a call to duty, urging its members to collaborate with poultry farmers and other stakeholders, as egg was a delicate and perishable product.
He expressed the commitment of the council to encourage trade associations in Nigeria, enjoining members to work in line with global best practices.
National President of the newly inaugurated association, Mrs. Olaide Grahams, disclosed that the association would continue to coordinate, motivate and pursue participation of all involved in the trade.
She affirmed that this would be to increase egg output as well as its circulation, with the intention of making it contribute to the development of the nation.
Grahams said that as parts of activities marking the global campaign of egg consumption, the association had held seminars, road shows among others, in line with its aims and objectives.
She also said the association would seek to eradicate problems associated with egg glut, pricing, create awareness on its importance and design stress-free distribution network for the product.
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The Lagos State Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Bisi Olufuwa, in her remarks said the day was to raise awareness on the benefits of eggs and its nutritional value to human beings.
She said that the state government had assisted business owners to grow their businesses, especially in the area of food security.
“This enterprise is part of agriculture and food production,” she affirmed.
She then advised the egg sellers to collaborate with the Lagos State Farmers Association and form a cooperative society.