Thursday, May 6, 2021

Rep to empower constituents with rabbits

Rabbits farming could be a viable source of income, the lawmaker said.

• December 29, 2020
Rabbits used to illustrate the story
Rabbits used to illustrate the story

A federal lawmaker, Tunji Ajuloopin on Monday recommended rabbit farming for meaningful engagement of unemployed youths.

Mr. Ajuloopin representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-ero federal constituency of Kwara said in Omu-Aran, that rabbit farming could be a source of empowerment of the youth and a legitimate and viable source of income.

The lawmaker spoke while receiving some members of  Rabbit Farmers Association (RFA)  in his constituency office at Omu-Aran.

He said he would desire to partner with the association in a bid to empower some youths in the  constituency.

” I want to do this as an empowerment programme for my people, some of them do not have jobs;  they can start from this, it can help them to make a living,” Mr. Ajuloopin said. “We are going to partner with you, the beneficiaries will be grouped, you will train them and we will start with a little capital.”

Abdulrahman Oluwafemi, RFA leader, said that students could go into rabbit farming to support their parents in paying their school fees.

There are many species of rabbits that could weigh 3.5kg within a short period  and be ready for sale, he said.

Mr. Oluwafemi also said that rabbit’s excreta was useful to farmers.

He said that there were  markets for rabbits in the country, adding that the animals were in high demand especially among those not eating cow meat.

He  claimed that rabbits had low amount of fats and high digestible protein, adding that it contained calcium and phosphorus.

“It provides a wide range of minerals, and digests easily. That is why it is good for pregnant women. It is very rich in vitamins, protein and minerals,” he said.

The association appointed Mr. Ajuloopin the Patron of its Omu-Aran chapter, and gave him rabbits of different sizes. 


More from Peoples Gazette

Minister of Trade and Investment


Nigerian Exchange capitalisation dips by N193 billion

Similarly, the All-Share Index lost 367.97 points or 0.92 per cent to close at 39,433.81 from 39,801.78 on Tuesday.

Buhari and Sanwo-Olu

Hot news Home top

Nigeria has worst tap water quality in the world: Report

“Lagos has a network of 180 km transmission mains and 2.215 km distribution mains, of which some are as old as 108 years.”

A composite of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and #EndSARS protesters used to illustrate this story


#EndSARS: We gave N940 million to Lagos businesses: Sanwo-Olu

Lagos supported businesses with money ranging from N50,000 to N5 million to beneficiaries to rebuild their businesses with funding from the government.

Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS


FIRS to deduct tax from defaulters’ bank accounts, other assets

“The service shall, without further notice, apply the provisions of Section 31 of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, 2007 (as amended) to recover taxes due from the defaulters’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ayo Adebanjo, and Professor George Obiozor


Yorubas, Igbos will oppress, eliminate minority groups if Nigeria breaks up: Obasanjo

“If the Yoruba can stand as a country; if the Igbos and the Hausa/Fulani can stand as separate countries, where do we want the minority groups to be?”

Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor of Niger State.


Niger governor reshuffles cabinet

Last December, the state’s House of Assembly had accused the ministry of works of gross misconduct for incurring expenditure above its 2020 appropriation.