Kano to revise edict on stray animals
Written by Halima Musa, Kano  Monday, 28 May 2012

The Kano State government is set to revise its existing edict on animals to prevent them from roaming the streets.

This was disclosed by Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso while receiving executives of the state’s branch of Commercial Agriculture Development Association.

Kwankwaso, in a statement signed by Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, his Director Communications and Public Relations Strategy, said the present law has been in existence since the first republic, and was never modified to tally with the realities of modern times.

He told the delegation that his government accords top priority to all aspects of agriculture in view of its importance to socio-economic advancement, pointing out that out of the 20 new institutions created by the administration, six were agriculture based.

The governor added that plans are underway by the government to set up craft schools in all the 44 local government areas of the state, and to give the youths more opportunities to develop their potentials. He also announced that the state executive council has approved the commencement of the third batch of the animal traction training programme as part of strategies to empower youths in the state and fast track agricultural development.

Governor Kwankwaso urged the people to embrace commercial agriculture to guarantee food security. Earlier in his speech, the state’s chairman of Commercial Agriculture Development Association, Professor Abdu Salihi said their activities include quality control, mechanized farming, extension services and food processing among others. He solicited the support of the state government.

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