……Ganduje calls them to support increase in fisheries value chain
By Abba Dukawa
Kano State Governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to utilize the fish modification centre in the state towards improving its farming through its Fish for African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries Project (FISH4ACP).
He made the call while receiving donation of equipments for data generation to the state by the FAO at the Government House,Kano, yesterday.
Represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said by utilising the fish modification centre there will be increase in production of various fish seedlings,the value chain of fisheries and aquaculture in the State.
“Therefore, I have directed the Ministry of Agriculture to give you all the necessary support needed to make the place ready,” he said.
On the equipments donated by FAO, he said it will assist alot in data generation and storage.
He however expressed the appreciation of the state government over the receipt of the equipments,adding that they will be fully utilised.
On his part, the Head of FAO Programmes in Nigeria, Dr.Abubakar Suleiman while handing over the equipments to the state, said they are meant for data generation and storage and also for addressing issues of food security and agriculture.
He further said the equipments will also be used to tackle the problems of malnutrition and improve the agricultural development in the state.
He then pointed out that five states namely Kano, Adamawa, Cross River, Lagos and Abuja through sustainable development goals and ministry of planning and budget are beneficiaries of the programme.
The equipments donated include iPad tablets,desktops computer and printers.