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Vet Doctors Get Automatic Empolyment, As Gov Dickson Pledges Greater Investment In Agric

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Governor Seriake Dickson has given automatic employment to six casual

veterinary doctors of the Bayelsa State Veterinary Clinic at Edepie in

the State capital.
Governor Dickson, who announced this, while commissioning the Ultra

modern veterinary clinic at the school to land premises along Imiringi

road, Edepie, Yenagoa, stated that, Government would continue to

invest in agriculture until the State becomes number in the sector.

He stated that, concerted efforts were being made to put a standard

abattoir in place, stressing that, when it is completed along with

other facilities, no animal will be allowed into the State without

being properly examined before it is slaughtered for consumption.

Governor Dickson described agriculture as the tripod of his

administration, adding that it will create employment and provide food

for the teeming population of Bayelsans.
According to him, it will also increase the Gross Domestic product of

the state and improve its internally generated revenue profile as

well.
The Governor, who expressed satisfaction with the rice mill and other

facilities already installed at the farm, promised to visit the farm

site on a more regular basis and ensure that boys and girls of the

state are meaningfully engaged.
He disclosed that the school of agriculture that is underway is to

provide manpower for the various agriculture projects and facilities

being put in place at the school to land farm.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for agriculture, Dr. Thomas Commander

disclosed that the Veterinary Clinic is the first to be built in the

state, noting that the facility and the equipment are of high

standard.
The Governor was also conducted round the different sections of the

clinic which include Vet shop/Vet Pharmacy, examination room and

laboratory.
He also inspected the poultry farm with 15,000 broilers and directed

that the capacity be increased to 30,000, promising to make N60

million available for the completion of the project.

Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State