Atiku breaks new ground with animal feed factory in Abuja


By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson
Former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to bring to reality the dream of the present administration to diversify Nigerian economy from oil to agriculture by establishing agro-allied industries in Abuja.
This was revealed in a press statement issued by Atiku Media office, which New Nigerian got a copy of. The statement read thus: “Buhari administration to revive the nation’s economy through agriculture and agro-allied industries is set to receive a major boost when the foundation laying ceremony of an animal feed factory takes place in Abuja.
It was further revealed that “The factory, Rico Gardo, when operational will produce animal feeds of various types including for cattle, small ruminants, horse and poultry.
“The proposed factory when it become operational would help realised the Federal Government plan to limit and control the movement of herdsmen and their cattle through the provision of ranches in selected locations across the country” the statement averred.
It was however, revealed that Rico Gardo already produces animal feed in its factory in Numan, Adamawa State and the Abuja factory would be sited at Idu Industrial District in the Federal Capital Territory with prospect to provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs as well as conserve scarce foreign exchange for the country by providing high quality made-in-Nigeria animal feed for the nation’s livestock sector.


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