Today, dated 18 July 2022, the Prudent Watch Media received a report conveying that the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will on this Thursday, 21 July 2022 perform the official commissioning of the multimillion naira UNILORIN GgMAX Integrated Poultry Farm, located at Amoyo in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The commercial poultry farm will be financed with a sum of N600 million loan facility from the Nation’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This was disclosed in UNILORIN BULLETIN last Friday, 15 of July 2022, during a pre- commissioning facility tour of the Farm by the Chairman of the Farm Project Steering Committee, who also doubles as the University’s Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Research, Technology, and Innovation), Prof. Mikhail Buhari.
“The commissioning would be hosted by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University Governing Council, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazidu (OON), and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem”, he disclosed in his statement.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor further revealed that the epoch-making event is also expected to be graced by dignitaries from all walks of life including the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq; CBN Deputy Governors and some Directors as well as Heads of Sister Institutions of Higher Learning and prominent traditional rulers across the state.
“The University of Ilorin is a pioneer of this type of development prayed may things go right so that we can be a typical example for others to go back to CBN or through other sources to seek help in carrying out the scheme on a large scale as we are doing now from the empowerment obtained from CBN.
“The emphasis was laid by the CBN Governor at the inception, that he wanted both the students and staff to benefit maximally from the project through research and adequate food (protein) supply. But as we march forward, the farm has expanded to cementing the town and grown relationships by providing jobs for the people of the immediate community (Amoyo).” the reports ended.