Emir seeks revival of livestock breeding centre in Yobe

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By Nabilu Balarabe

Nguru (Yobe), Sept. 25, 2020 The Emir of Nguru in Yobe, Alhaji Mustapha Mai-Kyari, on Friday appealed to the state and federal governments to revive the Livestock Investigation and Breeding Centre in the area.

Mai-Kyari made the appeal in Nguru when the State Technical Committee on Revitalisation of Agriculture paid him a courtesy visit.

He said the objectives of establishing the centre would be fully achieved if funds, technical know-how and other resources are provided to resuscitate it.

Mai-Kyari promised that as soon as government revived the centre, he would use his connections to attract foreign investors.

“Livestock production is a huge source of revenue, especially now that the Federal Government is in need of alternative sources of revenue.

“ Nguru is endowed with various breeds of livestock including cows, goats, sheep, rams, among others,” the emir said.

Responding, the committee’s Chairperson and State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Mairo Amshi, told the emir that the committee was in Nguru to assess the centre and other agricultural assets of the state.

She said that she would forward the emir’s request to Gov. Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe for necessary action.

The commissioner commended the emir for his efforts at youth empowerment, and urged other emirs in the state to emulate him.

The Livestock Investigation and Breeding Centre was established decades ago for adaptation of exotic animals through cross breeding, enhanced access of animals to vaccination, production and research and production of livestock forage.

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