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Kano State Govt. Solicits UK Govt for a Modern Abattoir

By Abubakar Haruna Muhammad -The Nigerian Voice, Kano

Kano state government has appealed to the UK government’s Department of International Development (DFID), under its Growth and Employment (GEMS 4) programme, in order to assist the state to establish a modern abattoir.

The governor, who made the plea, said doing so would minimise transportation of live cattle to the southern part of the country, thereby enormously maximising income generating activities in the state across the value chains of meat, leather and allied products, while adding that value addition in leather processing would yield more profit for small and medium scale investments in the sector.

In the same vein, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje also urged the programme to provide tomato farmers in the state with technology based solutions that will curb produce wastage, lamenting that a huge percentage of the commodity produced in the state is lost, implying lesser income, due to lack of preservation and storage proficiency.

Ganduje, however promised to release the N130 million state counterpart funds to the GEMS 3 programme soon, to facilitate the Systematic Land Titling & Registration and other projects aimed at improving the well-being of the people.