Gov. Bello(R) and Brazilian Ambassador, Mr. Araujo(L)
The Brazillian government has pledged to assist the Niger state government to improve the animal husbandry sub-sector of the state’s economy.
This promise was made on Wednesday by that country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ricardo Guerra de Araujo, when he received in audience the Niger state governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov Sani Bello, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, obtained by Summit News, the ambassador noted that Brazil and Nigeria have high bilateral understanding on joint mechanized agriculture, and described the presentation by the Niger state team as promising.
He assured the state government that Brazil, a leading country in livestock management will give the state government full technical support to improve its animal husbandry sub-sector, saying that it is high time the state government explored the opportunity to transform its animal husbandry sub-sector.
Governor Sani Bello said the aim of his visit was to seek expert support in improving the livestock sub-sector of the state’s agriculture sector.
He assured his host of an enabling environment for the business to thrive, adding that many people have keyed into supporting the grazing reserve establishment in the state.
According to the statement, Niger state has about 12 grazing reserves, but only a few has been gazetted.
While moves are underway to gazette the remaining ones, the
development of the Bobi Grazing Reserve has commenced, and improved foliage from Brazil have been imported, with some foreign companies already participating.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN is a major Partner in the development of the Bobi Grazing Reserve.
Niger state delegation to the Brazilian Embassy include the Commissioner of Livestock Development, Haruna Dukku, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Jonathan Wassa, and the Consultant, Bobi Grazing Reserve, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, and the Emir of Muri in Taraba State.