From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Federal Government has said that it will support Bauchi State government to modernize its grazing reserves in line with international best practice.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono gave the assurance while interacting with stakeholders in the sector in Bauchi.
Nanono said the Livestock Transformation Plan initiated by the Buhari’s administration is to cater the needs of the beneficiaries.
He said the Ministry would sensitize farmers and other critical stakeholders on the need to key into the policy as already foreign investors have agreed to invest in the sector.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development who assured of the federal government support for effective implementation of the policy in the state, attributed the high rate of unemployment in the country to the collapsed of industries.
The State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed said if properly utilized, the grazing reserves in the state would contribute positively towards the reduction of poverty and unemployment.
Represented by his Deputy, Senator Baba Tela, the Governor said already the state government has keyed into the federal government livestock transformation Plan.
Governor Bala Mohammed expressed the readiness of his administration to modernize its grazing reserves for the socioeconomic development of the state.