In order to boost animal farming, the Kebbi State Government has secured N1.7bn loan, confirmed Atiku Bagudu, the State Governor.
He said this in Jega Local Government where he commissioned a new ultramodern livestock market.
He said the decision to site the market in Jega was arrived at because the Local Government is rich in livestock farming.
“We are also hoping that it will one day transform into a robust meat and dairy products industry for both local consumption and export,” he said.
He added, “We should collectively fight these heinous bandits who are causing a breach of the peace in the state, while they are making the activities of Fulani herdsmen more difficult.”
“I can recall with sadness the recent abduction of students and staff of FGC Birnin Yauri as one of the darkest and saddest events that had befallen Kebbi State,” he said.