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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has advised Nigerians in the southwest to consider killing chickens for their ceremonies and events instead of cows as the region loses a sum of #2.5billion naira daily for killing cows.

Akeredolu gave the advice in Akure while addressing some stakeholders in the education sector in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Agriculture and Agric-business, Mr Akin Olotu, Akeredolu said killing chickens for ceremonies was not only healthy but will also boost the economy in the southwest region.

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He said: “ The President said grow what you eat and eat what you grow. I have been a serious advocate and I am reemphasizing it here today, please let us use chicken for our ceremonies.

“Yes, I meant Broilers. They are cheaper. I met with the traditional rulers and I told them that those before you have to encourage that.

“Why am I saying this? There is a #2.5billion beef market in the southwest every day. It means everyday in the southwest, we send
#2.5billion out of the southwest. That is the bedrock of poverty in the region.

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“We have a region that is not retaining money. Don’t let any politician tell you any abracadabra, if we don’t reverse that trend, we will continue to remain on the same spot.”

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