From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Governor of Bauchi State Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu has expressed his plans to establish a dairy factory in Bauchi very soon to meet the fresh milk needs of the populace.
He said that, this was part of his effort to contribute to economic development through animal crop production.
Mu’azu stated this at the opening of the 2020 Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production, tagged; ‘Animal Agriculture: Exploring the Goldmine of Nigeria’s Agro-Revolution held in Bauchi.
He lamented that the huge amount of money expended on the importation of foreign milk could be used to scale up its production locally to make it Nigeria milk, particularly in the northern part of the country which has cow in abundance.
Guest Speaker, Professor Baba Yusuf Abubakar from the University of Abuja said that Nigeria is spending between N3 billion and N5 billion annually to import Livestock and its products and urged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and other related agencies to as a matter of necessity embark on livestock census to determine the current population for proper management.
Chairman of the occasion and Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof Suleiman Bogoro called for the revival of wildlife parks across the country as a solution to the dearth of animals species in the country.
He said that tourism has the potential to make the country a huge revenue earner as tourists will flow into the country considering the unique climatic condition God endowed it with.