Islamic Development Bank, IsDB, in conjunction with the Lives and Livelihood Fund, LLF has released about N74 million Naira, for purchase of vaccines and consumables for Mass Livestock Vaccination Campaign in Kano state.

The fund was apportioned through Islamic Solidarity Fund ISFD, the poverty alleviation arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, to Kano Agro-Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, for the vaccination of cattle, sheep and goats against diseases affecting their productivity and Health.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

Flagging off the vaccination at Dansoshiya Grazing Reserve, Kiru local government, the Kano State governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the vaccination was to prevents animal to human transmission of diseases and enables efficient production of Halal animal-derived food products to feed the growing population.

According to him, Livestock health and productivity are serious concerns in not only Kano but the whole of Nigeria. An indication of this problem is that the country imports 60 percent of its milk requirement, implying that local production cannot meet up with demand”.

Highlighting that the livestock vaccination was free, Governor Ganduje urged herdsmen and those engaged in domestic animals reproduction and fattening in Kano, to take advantage of the exercise for the well being of their livestock.

“Let me stress our resolve to actualize the Dansoshiya Ruga project which will greatly reduce movement of herdsmen from the North to other parts of the country. We are surveying for establishment of other similar settlements in Dudduru in Gaya Local Government, in Fanyabo in T/Wada, in Matan Fada in Kunchi, Zoza in Rogo and at Zaura Babba in Ungogo Local Governments”, he added.

The governor thanked the Islamic Development Bank and the Lives and Livelihood Fund for their support towards initiating the Kano Agro-Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, describing it as a flagship project of his administration.

In a goodwill message to the occasion, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, represented by Dr. Yahya Tanko described the KSADP as a noble project which was in line with Federal Government’s Livestock Productivity and Resilience support project.