Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has embarked on a job creation and empowerment project with the opening of several Chicken Cottage outlets across the country.
Speaking at the commissioning a Chicken cottage outlet, owned by him, on Saturday in Abuja, he promised to open more of the outlets in strategically important locations in Nigeria.
“Our target is to have at least One Chicken Cottage Restaurant in every state in Nigeria. Ultimately, we intend to develop Chicken Cottage Nigeria as the regional hub for all operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Towards this end, I have given approval to the management to commence talks with Chicken Cottage International” he said.
He said that Chicken Cottage would also contribute to patronage of local farmers as the main raw materials for the products would be sourced locally. This according to him include agricultural produce such as chicken, vegetables, potato, rice.
“My ultimate joy will be to patronise our local farmers and see them have their produce bought and used here in Nigeria and Africa, thereby empowering them. Furthermore, the multiplier benefits of this enterprise would extend to transporters, beverage suppliers, Appliance manufacturers, Artisans, Furniture makers. I found this interesting”. he said.