Kebbi Governor Atiku Bagudu has advised herdsmen to embrace modern methods of processing, packaging and marketing cow milk to enhance cleanliness and profitability.
Bagudu gave the advice on Wednesday, August 29, while addressing some herdsmen in Era Fulani village in Argungu local government area of the state.
He expressed the readiness of the state government to provide permanent settlement for the cattle rearers in the area.
“The settlement will have all the necessary basic amenities such as schools, health care centres, water and lands for your comfort and livestock.
“I urge you to obtain Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and use it wisely for electing leaders that will uplift your lives and economic status," he said.
The governor gave a directive for the immediate establishment of schools for the herdsmen’s children to enable them acquire Islamic and Western education.
In his remark, Alhaji Buda Gwanna, the Argungu chairman of Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), commended the governor for his magnanimity toward the herdsmen.
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He promised that his members would continue to support government programmes, aimed at making life more meaningful for the citizenry.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, August 27, said an initiative on dairy farming being championed by the Kingdom of Denmark and the Kaduna state government would go a long way in curbing clashes between cattle herders and farmers in the country.
Receiving His Excellency, Torben Gettermann, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark in a farewell audience at State House, Abuja, the president in a statement by Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity, noted that establishment of dairy farms, as being promoted by the Kingdom of Denmark, "will save the country from the almost perennial problem of clashes between herders and farmers, made worse by population explosion."
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