The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has approved N44 million for the 2022 livestock vaccination in the state.
The Governor disclosed this at the launching of the 2022 farming season and fertilizer selling flagging off held Saturday at Nabordo, Toro Local government of the state.
He added that an ultra-modern specialist veterinary clinic would also be constructed at Ran Gate in Bauchi Metropolis for improving the health of livestock in the state, stressing that the state Government has taken appropriate measures to ensure the breeding of healthy livestock.
“To this end, the Government has taken appropriate measures to ensure the breeding of healthy livestock. Consequently, approval has been granted for the release of N44 Million for the annual livestock vaccination for the year 2022.
“An ultra-modern specialist veterinary clinic would also be constructed at Ran Gate in Bauchi Metropolis,” He said.
He added that in order to improve and modernize agricultural production, the Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP) has been carrying out a series of activities like rendering agricultural extension services to farmers, partnering with Agricultural Research Institutes for sourcing improved agricultural innovations for use by farmers to enhance productivity among others.
According to Bala, his administration has spent over N75 million to train our teeming youths and farmers of the State on good agricultural practices for the provision of a befitting accommodation to the State branch of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI).
He said that the Federal Government has recently decided to open six more training branches based on geo-political zones, consequent upon which the state struggled to get the North-East Zonal branch established in Bauchi, explaining that the State Government has also signed an MOU with the Tetfund Centre of Excellence of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi in a move to educate our young ones on new farming techniques.