FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INAUGURATES MILK COLLECTION CENTRE IN KANO

Uploaded by on October 30, 2019

The Federal Government has on at inaugurated a mini milk collection centre in Tassa Village in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano state.
This is in an bid to boost milk production in the country.
Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono at the event, gave an assurance that the government would establish more centres in other States, in order to improve the economic wellbeing of the people, meet the demand for milk consumption and its daily intake requirements for citizens.

“Additional collection centres would be established in Gujungu and Ringim in Jigawa so as to get fresh and hygienic milk,”. He stated.

According to the Minister, the mini milk collection centre, Nanono would alleviate the plight of milk sellers and improve their business.

Speaking on the farmers-herdsmen clashes, the minister revealed that the Federal Government had decided to establish Fulani settlements, where the herdsmen will cluster.

‎”The federal government would establish Fulani settlements in order to settle the herdsmen in one place to eliminate herders/farmers clashes”. Minister added.

“I recently visited Bauchi and Gombe states on the issue‎ and the governments are committed to the project,” he said.

He stated that apart from that the helping to reduce the rift between the herders and farmers, it would also improve the business and economic life of the herders in the area.

Mr, Nanono appealed to Fulanis in the state and other parts of the country to live peaceably with farmers and other people in their host communities.
The minister, who also paid a visit to Gezawa Commodity Exchange Market, identified the need for Quarantine and Produce Inspectors, adding that it was one of the major problems facing the export market.
He cited cases where exportable ‎commodities could not be exported because of adulteration and misuse of fertilizer.

“We are thinking of having a Quarantine in Dawanau International Grains Market, the biggest grain market in African because about 75 percent of export commodities pass through the market”. Nanono said

CHINYERE OGBONNA
 



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