Kano to spon­sor 100 herders to Turkey

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ibrahim Musa Giginyu, Kano

Kano state gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day said it was send­ing 100 Fu­lani cat­tle herds­men to Turkey to study ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion as part of ef­forts to strengthen agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties in the state.

Kano state Gover­nor Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gan­duje while de­liv­er­ing his speech at the 16th an­nual con­fer­ence of Nige­rian As­so­ci­a­tion of Agri­cul­tural Econ­o­mists (NAAE) held at Kano state Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy (KUST) Wudil said that ar­range­ment was in top gear for the state to es­tab­lished an in­sem­i­na­tion cen­tre.

The gover­nor added that the state gov­ern­ment has put tremen­dous ef­fort in en­sur­ing that agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties re­ceived the nec­es­sary con­tri­bu­tion and sup­port.

He added that, the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the Turkey study are go­ing to be drawn from within the herds­men in or­der to en­sure op­ti­mum uti­liza­tion of the ex­pe­ri­ence learned af­ter the study.

He stresses that, the state gov­ern­ment had also made pro­vi­sion for es­tab­lish­ing graz­ing fields for the Fu­la­nis and also mea­sures for re­set­tling the Fu­la­nis due to the present in­se­cu­rity chal­lenges.

Ear­lier in his wel­come ad­dress KUST Vice Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Shehu Al­haji Musa urged par­tic­i­pants to en­deav­our to come up with is­sues that will ad­dress the agri­cul­tural prob­lems mil­i­tat­ing against max­i­mum agri­cul­tural ben­e­fits in the na­tion.

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