Delivering the keynote lecture at the dinner, a lecturer at the Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin, Dr Sola Ojo, stressed the essential nutrition from egg consumption, and admonished the young and old to cultivate the habit of eating egg daily.
The Animal Production expert, in the lecture titled, “Always Egg-cite Your Day With Egg,” described egg as the source of life, consisting thirteen different vitamins and minerals, Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidant.
She noted that egg consumption helps to reduce blood sugar, and should be prepared in varieties of ways to create excitement and avoid monotony.
Also speaking, Director, Vet Public Health and Epidemiology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Idia Aminu, said internal organs of meats known as offal are lined with fat, making egg a better alternative.
While admitting that raw consumption of egg is good and very nutrituous, she, however, advised against raw consumption in Nigeria to avoid negative effects because of handlers who fail to observe bio-security.
The Focal Person, Social Investment Programme, in Kwara state, Bashirat AbdulRazaq, hailed poultry farmers for their efforts and disclosed the government’s plan to partner with them when the school feeding programme takes off in the state.
Dancers from the Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture were on ground to entertain guests at the well attended event.