From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
Kaduna State Chamber of Commerce, Mines, Agriculture and Industry, President, Dr Abdul Alimi Bello yesterday said Nigeria as a nation loses lot of animals due to insecurity bedeviling the country.
According to him, the insecurity affects cattle markets in north east, as he called for urgent action to tackle such a problem before the country runs out of meat.
He disclosed this while delivering a paper with the theme: “The Veterinarian in National Development”, at the on-going Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association NVMA 51st Annual Congress, in Kaduna.
Dr. Alimi Bello also explained on various ways to improve veterinary profession in the country, describing it as the best profession in the world.
The Keynote speaker further appealed to the federal government to create an avenue for younger veterinarians to excel in the profession.
In his remarks Chairman of SURE-P, Martin Luther Agwai cautioned the NVMA members to ensure that the association remains on track in spite of its yearly numerical growth.
He said NVMA in the next 50 years would revolutionize Nigerian rural community in line with the goals and targets of government including specifically those of SURE-P.