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PANOG Yewa Zone Commemorates World Egg Day With Unveiling Of Giant Egg, Pursuing Guinness World Record

ILARO-YEWA – The Yewa Zone of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Ogun State (PANOG), on Friday, October 13, 2023, made a remarkable unveiling of a giant egg to celebrate World Egg Day.

At the event he PANOG, Yewa Zone presented the world’s largest egg, an impressive display at the ultra-modern Asade Agunloye Pavilion, Empire Field, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State.

World Egg Day is an annual event that spotlights the nutritional value and versatility of eggs. Dr. Idris Babatunde Allinson, the Chairman of PANOG, Yewa Zone, played host to this event.

The colossal egg, weighing approximately 100 kilograms and measuring 2.3 feet in height and 1.5 feet in width, was crafted to commemorate the 2023 World Egg Day.

Guests at the event marveled at the enormity of the egg, considering it a potential Guinness World Record due to its unprecedented size.

The day’s royal guest, Oba (Dr.) Kehinde Olugbenle MFR, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, who also holds the title of “Egg Ambassador,” was represented by Chief (Mrs.) Oluyemisi Oloyo.

Oba Olugbenle, through Chief (Mrs.) Oloyo, conveyed his warm wishes to the association, encouraging them to remain active in cultural festivals like Yewa Festival and Oronna Festival to promote their endeavors.

He also expressed his hope for a more robust economy amid the challenging times the nation faces, while offering prayers for the success of the poultry industry.

Dr. Allinson emphasized that the event serves as a global acknowledgment of eggs’ essential role in human diets and agriculture, saying, “It’s a moment to recognize the significance of this unassuming yet potent food item, as well as to advocate for increased attention to the industry.”

In his words, “The World Egg Day celebration aims to raise awareness about the high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals found in eggs, promoting them as an affordable and accessible source of nutrition worldwide.

“World Egg Day also recognizes the economic impact of the poultry industry, which significantly contributes to the livelihoods of     many farmers and communities.

“This day encourages people to incorporate eggs into their meals, emphasizing their role in maintaining a balanced and healthy diet. Also, it serves as a platform to address misconceptions about eggs and disseminate accurate information about their nutritional value.

“World Egg Day brings together individuals, communities, and organizations to share recipes, cooking tips, and information about the benefits of eggs.

“The event fosters a sense of global unity in recognizing the importance of this humble yet indispensable food item in promoting health, well-being, and sustainable food practices.”

The State Chairman of PANOG, Engineer Idowu Asenuga, welcomed all participants and encouraged them to prioritize their health by including eggs in their diet.

The event also featured a fundraising drive for the PANOG Yewa Zonal secretariat, a cooking competition, a talk show by invited secondary school students, and spelling contests by primary school pupils from Ilaro-Yewa.

Several schools that participated include Federal Polytechnic International College, Perfect Assurance Academy, Galilee College, Great Light House Schools, Ahmmadiya Science College, and Ansarudeen Model College, among others.

The 2023 World Egg Day celebration, with the theme: “Egg, Food For All Ages,” was also graced by Dr. Babatunde Jesusina as the Guest Speaker, and Mrs. Alawode Blessing as the Keynote Speaker (in absentia).

The event was hosted by Engineer Idowu Asenuga, the State Chairman of PANOG, and Dr. Idris Babatunde Allinson, Chairman of PANOG Yewa Zone.

Various dignitaries, including Alhaji & Alhaja M.A. Allinson, Chairman/Director of Eleshin Livestock Farms, Ilaro-Yewa Nigeria, and representatives from Ogun State agencies like the Civil Defense Corps, FRSC, TRACE Corps, and Health services, graced the occasion.

The planning committee was headed by Mr. Samuel, and thanks to sponsors like Totmak, Livestock feeds, New Hope Feeds, Hybrid feeds, and others. Gift items were also distributed to the guests, and the gesture added to the festive spirit of the event.

 

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