The first in the series of Chicken Cottages that former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, will establish in Nigeria has opened in Abuja. 

At the opening ceremony of the outlet in Nigeria's capital city, Abubakar said plans are on to develop Chicken Cottage Nigeria as a regional hub for all operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It is the first of many Chicken Cottages that would be established at important locations in Nigeria and he hopes they will get Nigerians working.

"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.

"You can be sure that having at least one Chicken Cottage in every state will help get Nigerians working again.

"We will provide gainful employment to thousands of Nigerians who would be earning living wages which in turn contributes to reducing unemployment in Nigeria,”he told a gathering at the commissioning ceremony.

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The former Vice President said that Chicken Cottage would source raw materials like chicken, vegetables, potato and rice from local farmers to further encourage youth engagement in agriculture.

"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," he added.