In a bid to alleviate the plights of milk vendors and grow the milk value chain in the country, the Federal Government has opened a mini milk collection center in Kano.
During the inauguration of the center located in Tassa Village, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area in Kano state, Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammed Sabo Nanono, said that the development would help to improve the economic wellbeing of the people.
He added that the same would be replicated in Gujungu and Ringim of Jigawa state with the aim of providing fresh and hygienic milk for consumers.
Speaking on the farmers-herdsmen clashes, the minister revealed that the Federal Government had decided to establish Fulani settlements, where the herdsmen will cluster.
He stated that aside from that the move would help reduce the rift between the herders and farmers it would also improve the business and economic life of the herders in the area.
He appealed to Fulanis in the state and other parts of the country to live peaceably with farmers and other people in their host communities.
The minister, who also paid a visit to Gezawa Commodity Exchange Market, identified the need for Quarantine and Produce Inspectors, stating that it is one of the major problems facing the export market.
He cited cases where exportable commodities cannot be exported because of adulteration and misuse of fertilizer.
“We are thinking of having a Quarantine in Dawanau International Grains Market, the biggest grain market in African because about 75 percent of export commodities pass through the market”. Nanono said