By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbe has promised to help NAPRI Shika to have more hatches to improve its Shika Brown Chickens production capacity.
He made the promise. at the NAPRI open day which was held at the institute and the commissioning of projects executed by the Institute and the government.
Chief Ogbe said, the Institute has been growing and delivering according to it’s national mandate.
The Minister assured the institute of more support and finding for the national mandate to be achieved in term of animal production.
He said government would strengthen the collaboration the Institute entered with the Niger Republic institute.
On the Fulani/Farmers clash the Minister announced that Federal Government has approved the Ruga Settlement for Fulani which will stop the Fulani women from men harassment during hawking of milk
According to the minister when completed the Fulani will then have a good health care facilities, schools and many social amenities.
The Minister said it is time for the Fulani to be rich by introducing them to the modern technology of artificial insemination.
He said, the way we are considering cow particularly in Lagos alone they consumed 700 cows a day and there is the need to look for more ways of increase in production.
Chief Audu Ogbe commended the Director of the institute, staff and the University management for a well done job and urged them to maintain.
Many projects has been commissioned by the the Minister, Katsina State Governor, Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the emir of Zazzau.