Kano govt. trains 300 farmers in modern bee-keeping techniques
The Kano State Government has organised a two-day training in modern bee-keeping methods for 300 farmers in Kano.
The training is organised by the state Ministry of Environment, under the aegis of Kano State Afforestation Programme.
The Commissioner for Environment, Dr Ali Makoda, who declared the workshop open on Tuesday, charged the participants to utilise the skills they would acquire for the benefit of their communities.
Makoda, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Alhaji Sagir Wali, expressed satisfaction with the support which the current state administration gave to bee farmers.
Also speaking, the Director of Kano State Afforestation Programme, Alhaji Abashe Karaye, highlighted the importance of bee keeping in efforts to boost the state’s economic development and empower its citizens.
“Bee keeping is beneficial to our society because of its health benefits as well as its benefits in our ecosystem,’’ he said.
Karaye said that more than 1,800 farmers had received training in modern bee-keeping methods under the programme within the last six years.
He, however, urged the state and local governments to strengthen their support for the project so that the training could be held three times in a year instead of once a year.
One of the participants, Malam Bello Dankani, who expressed delight for partaking in the training, said that the training would enhance his skills in the bee-keeping business.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that apart from exposing the participants to modern bee-keeping procedures, the training will also educate them on practical ways of marketing their products.