FAO Donates Equipment To Kano State Government

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By: AHMAD SULEIMAN, Kano
Kano State Governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to utilize the fish modification centre in the state towards improving its farming through its Fish for African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries Project (FISH4ACP).

He made the call while receiving donation of equipment for data generation to the state by the FAO at the Government House ,Kano.

Represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, he said by utilizing the fish modification centre, there will be increase in production of various fish seedlings,the value chain of fisheries and aquaculture in the state.

“Therefore, I have directed the Ministry of Agriculture to give you all the necessary support needed to make the place ready,” he said.

On the equipment donated by FAO, he said it will assist a lot in data generation and storage.

He however,

expressed the appreciation of the state government over the receipt of the equipment, adding that they will be fully utilised.

On his part, the Head of FAO Programme in Nigeria, Dr.Abubakar Suleiman while handing over the equipment to the state, said they are meant for data generation and storage and also for addressing issues of food security and agriculture.

He further said the equipment will also be used to tackle the problems of malnutrition and improve the agricultural development in the state.

He then pointed out that five states namely Kano, Adamawa, Cross River, Lagos and Abuja through sustainable development goals and ministry of planning and budget are beneficiaries of the programme.

The equipment donated include iPad tablets, desktop computers

and printers.

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