Vet­eri­nar­i­ans in­ducted into pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tions

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The Nige­rian Vet­eri­nary Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (NVMA) was yes­ter­day in Abuja in­ducted into the As­so­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sional Bod­ies of Nige­ria (APBN).

NVMA Pres­i­dent, Dr. Edgar Amos Sun­day, in his speech at the oc­ca­sion, said the as­so­ci­a­tion wanted to join APBN ear­lier when it ap­plied in 2012 but was the process was de­layed till this year.

He noted that the APBN 2016 sum­mit of pro­fes­sion­als would open to­day in Abuja with the theme: ' GDP Growth and Di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion: Present Day Re­al­i­ties' and the sub theme: De­vel­op­ing Agricultural Value Chain for Ex­port.

Dr. Sun­day said al­though records had made ref­er­ence to vet­eri­nary ac­tiv­ity in Nige­ria since 1914, the NVMA as the um­brella body of vet­eri­nary sur­geons came into ex­is­tence in 1963.

Key­note speaker at the event, Dr. Ju­naidu Maina, said the men­ace of cat­tle rustling, which poses threat to in­vest­ment in Nige­ria, could be ad­dressed through col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween vet­eri­nary prac­ti­tion­ers and a com­bined jus­tice sys­tem.

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