Sokoto state government to train 2 million people on poultry training
The Sokoto Government has revealed plans to train two million people on poultry farming. This was made in a statement signed by Malam Imam who is Media aide to the state governor, His Excellency, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
According to the statement, the state aims to become the leading state in poultry production in the country and to serve neighboring countries in the near future.
“We hope to increase production of poultry meat and eggs and to provide employment opportunities to citizens through the intervention as well as tackling poverty especially among rural dwellers,” the statement added.
The statement further revealed that an agency which will enable citizens the opportunity to tap from the potentials available in the sector.
The new agency will work closely with all stakeholders which include the Department of Livestock Development of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and will introduce policy guidelines that would lead to the development of the sector for the benefit of the citizens.
The state government has appointed Alhaji Balarabe Laden as the Director- General of the newly-established Poultry Development Agency.