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Published On: Mon, Dec 2nd, 2019

By Musa Adamu President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Saturday flagged of free mass vaccination for domestic animals across his Yobe North Senatorial District. The ceremony which held in Gashua, his native home, in Yobe state was witnessed by traditional rulers, state government officials, lawmakers, political party leaders and representatives of various Fulani groups. Besides the Free vaccination for cattle, sheep and goats, the veterinary services also include treatment and medication of major illnesses and treatment and care for sick animals. “This year, we will be vaccinating one million livestock in this senatorial district,” Lawan told the gathering. Lawan said about 500,000 livestock were vaccinated accross the senatorial district during a similar exercise last year. “I believe that this is one thing we owe our herdsmen. They are Nigerians like all of us. They vote for us. They live with us. They also contribute very well to the economy of this country. “Therefore, it is only fair that we give them similar recognition that we give the other people we live with. This is not something special but I believe that it is something that we owe our herdsmen. “What we are going to do more this year is that in addition to the vaccination of one million livestock within Yobe North Senatorial district, we also have a plan to drill 36 solar boreholes across the six local government areas in the senatorial district. “And the herdsmen themselves are to decide where they want these solar boreholes to be drilled because they know where their people are, who need the water more. “It is our hope that this little effort will go a long way in supporting our very active State Governor, Mai Mala Buni and our President, Muhammadu Buhari who has come to make Nigeria better,” Lawan said. Lawan, on arrival in Gashua on Friday headed to Zango Potash marketing to comiserate with the victims of the recent fire outbreak in the market. Residents of Gashua, in Bade Local Government Area of the state, woke up on November 16, 2019 to witness how about 20 shops loaded with potash at Zango Potash market were reduced to ashes. He announced a donation of ten million naira to support victims to cushion the effect of their loss. “We are your representatives, whatever affects you also affects us but we thank God that there was no life lost in the fire incident,” Lawan said. “We should all see it as a test from God and by His Grace, we will overcome the test…God will open up many ways for our brothers, whose property goods were burnt, to continue their trading,” Lawan said. Lawan recalled the glowing memories of the market as they grew up in the village and how it has been a source of livelihood to many.

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From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

Senator representing Kaduna Central District and Senate Committee Chairman on Banking and Finance, Uba Sani, has trained 100 people within his constituency on fish farming and poultry.
The training, according to him was to boost farm production and also as a means of livelihood for the beneficiaries.
The senator, while speaking during the graduation ceremony of the trainees at the College of Agric and Animal Science, ABU, in Kaduna, disclosed that he was aiming at empowering no fewer than 1000 people for the project through ‘Uba Sani Foundation’.
“My decision as a Senator representing the good people of Kaduna Central is to ensure that after the training, the beneficiaries are adequately empower with loan through the Federal Government Intervention Programs.
“As the Chairman Senate Committee on Banking and Finance, I am aware of the major interventions of Central Bank of Nigeria to support agriculture in the country. As we all know that no society can grow without helping the downtrodden, and my decision was informed by this to empower people to overcome poverty.
“This is the first batch of the training exercise, we are hoping that in the next few days, the second batch will commence”, he said.
He advised the beneficiaries to be resourceful, just as he promised to monitor the progress of the beneficiaries.

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