BusinessRural DevelopmentUNDP, GEF Distributes Goats To Ten Communities In Adamawa

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YOLA — Ten communities in Fufore and Yola South local government areas of Adamawa state have received 250 goats from United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility, GEF in collaboration with Adamawa state government.

Seven states in Nigeria have benefited from the intervention program.

Alhaji Umar Daware, state commissioner of Agriculture while making the distribution at the Adamawa State Agricultural Development Program, AADP headquarters in Yola Monday, cautioned the beneficiaries against selling the goats, but breed to improve their live-hood.

According to him, the benefiting communities in Adamawa are Bugare, Namtari, Sangere, Njoboli, Njoboliyo, Fufore, Mararraba Chigari, Dasin Hausa, Dasin Bowatiyei, and Ribadu.

Daware while commended the Federal Government and United Nations Development Program, UNDP, Global Environment Facility JET, for their support, promised that more intervention programmes will be provided to local farmers in the state.

In his remark, Hajiya Zainab Umar Adamu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture called on the beneficiaries to make good use of the goats, and step down the knowledge acquired during the training to other farmers in their various communities.

Earlier, the Program Manager Adamawa state Agricultural Development Program Malam Adamu Ma’azu said the program will provide livelihood empowerment to farmers by teaching them on local preparation of balance diet for their animals for greater productivity.

He explained that this is the second phase of the distribution of the goats and start-up package which is free of charge.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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