Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle has said the state has the space required to take care of six million livestock in furtherance of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).
He revealed this in a recent statement issued by Alh. Yusuf Idris, his Director-General, Media.
Gov Bello said his government is ready to revive the livestock sector in the state because it would be a component of the presidential initiative on the NLTP.
His words, “The state also has a very favourable ecology that is suitable for the programme, including 36 existing grazing reserves, 16 forest reserves, one game reserve, two lakes and one reservoir where an estimated six million livestock could live.”
“vZamfara is one of the states that excelled in livestock trading in the past, which had led to the construction of livestock rail transportation by the Federal Government from Gusau to Lagos.
“It is, therefore, imperative to resuscitate the livestock sub-sector with a view to restoring the vital trade link between Zamfara and other states of the federation.
“We will be most willing to fast track the establishment of commercial beef feedlots and dairy, commercial pasture and compound feeds production as well as setting up of trans-human and pastoral herds.
“We are also interested in restocking lost herds, establishing livestock breeding ranches for cow-calf production and replacing heifers, among others.”
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