Veterinary doctors to brainstorm on herders, farmer crisis

From Raji Bello Sokoto

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has said it will converge in Sokoto to brainstorm on the possible solution to lingering crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the country.
Dr Faruk Tambuwal, the Chairman NVMA’s 55th Annual Congress publicity sub-committee made the call on Thursday when he visited the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Sokoto office.
Tambuwal said the visit was part of the committee exercise toward ensuring successful conduct of forthcoming conference coming up between Oct. 22th and 27th in Sokoto.
He said the conference aimed at providing a fora for professionals to discussed ways on tackling farmers/headsmen clashes, traditional to modern transformation livestock and poultry keeping.
According to him, the conference was tagged “The Veterinary Profession and Emerging Global Challenges” adding that topics on emerging diseases, climate change, one health and sustainability development.
The committee chairman said other topics to be discussed include reforming the livestock industry for national security and economic prosperity as well as the challenges of antimicrobial drug resistance.
Tambuwal said Sokoto is a home to Veterinary professionals with specialised publications and host of Usman Danfodio University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Responding, NAN State Correspondent in Sokoto, Malam Habibu Harisu, thanked for the visit and assured that NAN would continue to cover association’s activities in view of the importance to social and economic lives of Nigerians.

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