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Gov. Bagudu Commissions Ultramodern Livestock market in Jega

by Isiyaku Ahmed

Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi

In an effort to boost the socioeconomic development of Kebbi state and Nigeria, in general, Governor Atiku Bagudu has commissioned an ultramodern Kara livestock market in Jega local government area of the state.

 In his remarks at occasion the Governor said the aim of commissioning the market now was to ensure that, it takes off properly before the forthcoming Eid -el-Kabir celebrations.

While noting that “the new Ultramodern livestock Market will be a renowned local and international livestock market with the hope to transform it into a robust meat and dairy products industry for exports purpose.

He also said Jega been the economic nerve centre of Kebbi State deserves more of such investments, while acknowledging the support of all the critical stakeholders that led to the successful take off of the market.

Bagudu disclosed that, the state government has secured a bank loan of N1.7 billion to boost livestock production and dairy produce development in the state.

He therefore calls on the people of the state to strive to ensure the prevalence of peace, unity and cooperation.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the Council Chairman of Jega Local Government, Hon Shehu Marshall, who is also the National Vice Chairman of ALGON, expressed his happiness over the commissioning of the new ultramodern Jega Livestock market.

He said the market comprised six sections, with a police unit for providing security, and a mosque plus toilets.

The Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries, Hon. Aminu Garba Dandiga in his remarks described the livestock market as a blessing to the people of Jega.

According to him, the Ministry would provide two permanent Veterinary Doctors to the market, in addition to Animal Inspection Clinic, to ensure the healthy condition of animals.

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