Nasarawa to part­ner Cuba on ranch­ing

Sunday Trust - - SERMON - From Ibra­heem Muham­mad, Lafia Hamza

The Nasarawa State gov­ern­ment has af­firmed its readi­ness to part­ner with Cuba in the ar­eas of ranch­ing, an­i­mal hus­bandry and live­stock pro­duc­tion among oth­ers.

Gover­nor Umaru Al-Makura dis­closed this when he wel­comed the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Cuban com­pa­nies in Nige­ria as a fol­low up to his ear­lier visit to Cuba a few months ago.

“We went to Cuba with the pro­posed plan to have a ranch in sup­port to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to re­duce the farm­ers/herders prob­lems by hav­ing ded­i­cated ranches where live­stock would be fat­tened to in­crease pro­duc­tion of milk, beef and cheese, while be­ing fed with feeds grown in the vicin­ity of the ranch.

“This is with the hope of do­mes­ti­cat­ing a Cuban model with a high de­gree of so­phis­ti­ca­tion as we saw farms that bred an­i­mals that were be­ing in­sem­i­nated to pro­duce high breed live­stock,” he stated.

Speak­ing ear­lier, some mem­bers of the Cuban del­e­ga­tion stated their will­ing­ness to the agree­ment reached when the gover­nor was in their coun­try.

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