By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Cross River State chicken processing factory, Cala Chika, has commenced sale of frozen chicken to Cross Riverians at a subsidized rate.
Governor Ben Ayade who was at the factory Tuesday on a facility tour said he was impressed with the first batch of chicken being prepared for consumers for the yuletide.
According to Governor Ayade, “This Xmas, we are making chicken avilable to every Cross Riverian through our own poultry processing factory which takes live birds, processes it and takes it direct to homes.
“The chicken will be made available to interested Cross Riverians at a subsidized rate”.
The Governor rued the high cost of chicken in the market and wondered how families will cope this festive season.
He however expressed happiness that Cala Chika has come to the rescue of such families.
“Chicken today is selling for about 5,000 naira in the market in Calabar but we are giving you fresh chicken and the Government of Cross River State has asked the operators to sell at 1,800 naira with subsidy of about 1,000 naira. ” he said.
The factory with installed capacity of 21,000 birds per day, according to Ayade, was poised to create job opportunities for young Cross Riverians.
The Governor urged young Cross Riverians to take advantage of the chicken processing factory and go into poultry farming.
The factory, he disclosed, is going to be an off taker for every allied poultry product produced in the State.
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