Frozen Chicken Causes Kidney Disease – Nigerian Govt. Warns
On Friday, the Nigerian Government warned the general public to be very careful when they consume frozen chicken.
It was stated clearly that processed frozen chicken causes kidney disease and other diseases.
Heineken Lokpobiri, who’s the Minister of State for Agriculture, stated to State House correspondents that the warning was conveyed during a meeting with Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo held with the president of the Poultry Farmers’ Association of Nigeria Mr Ayoola Oduntan.
The minister made it known that often times, what is been used to preserve these frozen chicken are what is been used to also preserve dead bodies and it is very harmful to the kidney.
Mr. Lokpobiri made it known that the meeting is held in a form to urge the Nigeria Customs Service to improve its surveillance in order to stop importation of frozen chicken.
Lokpobiri said government had partly compensated poultry farmers whose farms were destroyed due to avian flu, adding that Osinbajo directed the Ministries of Agriculture and Finance to sort out the outstanding of N1.7 billion.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.