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Kano names forest area for initial RUGA take off

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The 26 member Committee for the Establishment of RUGA and Milk Market in Kano State, have identified the Dansoshiya Forest in Kiru local government area of the state for the initial commencement of the controversial livestock program.

The decision by the committee to settle for Dansoshiya Forest was contained in a report submitted to the governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, after 6 weeks of work by committee members.

Dr Jibrilla Mohammed, Chairman of the committee, which was inaugurated on August 18, this year, during the presentation of the report which took place at the Council Chamber, Government House, Kano, on Saturday said the state is the first to embrace the RUGA project.

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While addressing the state governor, Mohammed said; “Kano State under your leadership, Your Excellency, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was the first in the country to embrace the nationally controversial RUGA Project.

“While some of your colleagues did ponticate and derided the livestock transformation plan, you saw its socio- Economic benefit and refused to be swayed by the negative propaganda that erupted against the project. The setting up of this committee, is but an affirmative demonstration of your commitment to the project.

“After deliberations, careful analysis and assessment in consideration of the aims and objectives of government in the project, the committee settled for Dansoshiya forest in Kiru local government for the initial take-off of the project,” he revealed.

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