Kano to sponsor 100 herders to Turkey
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.