The Federal Government has said it will inseminate 100 cows in Kano State to enhance milk production in the country.
This was disclosed by the Assistant Director, Livestock, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bashir Muhammad Danjanku.
The director revealed this during the official launch of the Artificial Insemination Programme of cows at Yar Kanya village in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Danjanku stated that before the commencement of the initiative, the cows will be provided with enough feed and placed in intensive care to restrict their movement.
He urged Nigerians to take advantage of the interventions provided by the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which includes milk production.
According to him, the project of cow insemination is supervised by the Kano Dairy Cooperative Union in partnership with Outspan, a Singaporean company.
On his part, Regional Manager of Olam Nigeria Limited, Mr Manish Khede said that Nigeria requires 1.7 million metric tonnes of milk annually to properly manage its milk consumption requirement.
“Olams Limited is into social responsibility programmes in various agricultural sectors including enhancing milk production.
“We also promote national food security, development of industries and enhance animal rearing as well as milk production in the country,” Khede stated.
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