Sokoto State Govt. distributes N19m fish feeds, seeds to farmers
Sokoto State Government has distributed fish feeds, seeds and other facilities worth N19million to one hundred and forty (140) fish farmers in the state.
The Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries Development, Alhaji Tukur Alkali, disclosed this in Sokoto on Tuesday, at news briefing to mark the two years in office of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.
He said, ”The state government supported the fish farmers, including women, and pensioners to benefit from the starter pack programme in the state.”
Alkali said that the gesture was aimed at increasing and providing the needed protein food that can bridge the gap between its demand and supply.
The commissioner said the state government has spent N 9.4 million to make adequate provision for livestock.
This is to further alleviate the the incessant conflicts between farmers and herdsmen.
Alkali hinted that the administration has also approved the survey and demarcation of nine grazing reserves across the state.
The commissioner said that the state government has released N8.6million for the procurement of supplementary feeds for livestock and breeding centres in Kebbe and Dogon daji towns.
”These two centres were meant for production and multiplication of the endangered and important species,” he said.
Alkali said that the state government was in partnership with South American investors for possible investments in the livestock industry.
He explained that N11 million had been released for the renovation of veterinary clinic at Aliyu Jodi, Sokoto.
According to him, this is aim at improving and enhancing services in the hospital as obtained in similar hospitals.