SEDI urges poultry farmers to use technology to enhance feeds production

SEDI urges poultry farmers to use technology to enhance feeds production

By Alex Enebeli, Enugu.

 

The Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI) has urged poultry farmers to partner with the institute to reduce high cost of feeds in the country.

 

The Acting Managing Director of SEDI, Mr David Dania, made the call in Enugu on Saturday, while addressing members of the Association of Heads of Federal Establishments (AHFEs).

 

Dania stressed that SEDI had machines that could produce feeds in individual poultry farms, saying: “You don’t need to go and buy feeds from outside because we have the equipment and local raw materials here in Nigeria.

 

“SEDI have the mandate to produce scientific equipment like automated feed plants, tools for science laboratories in schools, tool kits and we also engage in recycling activities like plastics.”

 

The acting managing director said that the institute had produced tools and equipped science laboratories in many secondary schools across Enugu State and had trained science teachers on how to use the equipment. adding that they were all doing well.

 

“We have the mandate to develop products and technologies related to scientific equipment and other technical items, including machines, and passing same to the private sector for local mass production and commercialization.

 

“We also help local industries in equipment maintenance, local manufacturing of spare parts, machine design and building,” he said.

 

Dania underscored the need to develop scientific equipment in Nigeria, as there were abundant human and material resources existing in the country.

 

“We need scientific equipment to build the nation, to change our lifestyle, create jobs and wealth.

 

“SEDI is here to help develop our economy with its technology. Technology is making everything faster and we need to be in the forefront and change the narrative,” he said.

 

In his remarks, Mr Augustine Musa, Vice-President of AHFE in Enugu State, thanked SEDI for sensitizing the members to its activities.

 

Musa, who is also a Director in the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, stressed that technology advancements was the key to economic development.

 

He said that the association would continue to organise trainings to build the capacities of its members.

 

SEDI is one of the institutes under the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).

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