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Sokoto Targets 2 Million Citizens For Poultry Development

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Gov. Tambuwal at an empowerment function
Sokoto State Government has established an agency for
poultry development to enable citizens of the state tap from the potential
available in the sector.

This is contained in a statement issued in Sokoto Monday by the media aide to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Imam Imam and made available to THE PRECISION.
“The new agency will work closely with all stakeholders,
notably the Department of Livestock Development of the Federal Ministry of
Agriculture, to introduce policy guidelines that will lead to the development
of the sector for the benefit of the citizens.
“It will also equip citizens with needed technical expertise
that will assist them in efforts to maximally benefit from the sector.
“Our target is to be the leading state in poultry production
in the country, and to serve neighboring countries in the near future,” the
statement added.
While expressing the
hope that about two million people will be engaged in the sector in the
next few years, the government said it hopes to increase production of
poultry meat and eggs, and to provide employment opportunities to
citizens through the intervention.
“It is also a practical means of tackling poverty especially
among rural dwellers,” the statement added.
In the meantime, the government has announced the appointment of the Director-General of the newly-established Poultry
Development Agency.
His name is Mr Balarabe Ladan.

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