Enugu State Govt. trains 105 vet assistants, technicians in 1 year


The Enugu State Government has trained 105 veterinary assistants and technicians in the last one year to upgrade the standards and health conditions of livestock and poultry in the state.
The State’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Michael Eneh made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
NAN reports that Enugu State is currently the 4th largest poultry producer in the country, as well as one of the leading states in goat and sheep production.
Eneh stressed the need to empower the veterinary assistants and technicians for the growing and fast expanding commercial poultry and livestock businesses in the state.
``We train 105 middle level manpower officers at Enugu State Veterinary School, Achi to service the livestock and poultry industries in the state.
``And we are performing creditably well now in poultry and livestock since we know that our commercial farmers are fast expanding their capacity in animal husbandry,’’ he added.
The commissioner said the state’s veterinary school was the only veterinary school serving Anambra and Ebonyi.
``The school has been supporting Anambra and Ebonyi states to meet their vet technicians, assistants and doctors’ demand.
``Just recently, we organised and supported 424 South-Eastern states veterinary assistants and technicians induction into the veterinary profession by the Veterinary Council of Nigeria,’’ Eneh said. 

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