Wednesday, 20 July 2016

NEGPRO project can create more jobs with inclusion of meat production— Badmus

•Tuns Farm leads food safety, quality system audit

The  Chairman , Tuns Farms Nigeria, Asiwaju Olatunde Badmus, has disclosed that  the proposed one million jobs expected to be created  through the National Egg Production Scheme (NEGPRO) can be doubled if extended to  meat production.

He made this known  when a team from the office of the Vice President, Federal Ministries of Agriculture, Health and Education at the company’s headquarters in Osogbo, the Osun state capital recently.

Olatunde Badmus,  while sharing the company’s experience on chicken inclusion in the Osun state’s school meal program which the company has been handling since the introduction of the school feeding program four years ago,  said they can achieve so much more in terms of job creation through meat production

“As we speak, six state governors among who are Kebbi and Borno, have signalled their government’s preparedness to look into this and have invited TUNS farm to their states to discuss modalities for takeoff” he noted. While thanking the the Federal Government for the opportunity given the company to serve the nation, he revealed that the company has set a new benchmark for quality management system for chicken plants in Africa.

The company, he said ,  emerged as one of the top performers in a recent third party audit in Food Safety and Quality System conducted by the South African firm, Aspirata on behalf of Yum Restaurant International (YRI), brand owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John.

Also speaking at the event, the General Manager of the company, Mr. Seyi Ogunjinmi, reiterated that the company’s commitment to producing safe and quality chicken products has positioned TUNS Farms among the top fliers in the area of Food Safety and Quality System not only in Nigeria but also across the continent.

“TUNS Farm is known for safety and quality, this has been our focus and our goal. The recent third party audit carried out by Aspirata firm from South Africa has only proven our commitment and dedication towards that goal and we promise to continue to deliver only quality and safe products always” he said.

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