Cattle and animal husbandry in Abuja and the North will gain immensely from recent trip of the Nigerian parliamentary delegation led by Dr Mohamed Tahiru, chairman of the Nigerian parliamentary agriculture committee, to Khatoum, Sudan.

This much, minister for Animal Wealth, Bushara Jumaa Aror, of the North African said recently in a review with the visitors.

According to him, the visit is meant for boosting bilateral relation and opening of new horizons of cooperation in animal production, fodder and animal breeding fields.

The Nigerian delegation which currently participating in the Khartoum agriculture fair, has expressed desire to cooperate with the Sudan in the areas of animal wealth as Sudan stands out as the first African country in animal production.

The meeting with the minister also reviewed how the two countries could exchange expertise in the animal sector and how to help boost development in the two countries, through cooperation and exchange of experience and expertise.

The two sides underlined the need to sign an MOU between the two ministries in the field of meats, dairy, fish and poultry and poultry products.

Sudan is seeking to achieve an annual income of $7billion from animal resources export in the coming fiscal year.
The country has over 120 million heads of cattle, beside its fishery riches. In the 2016 fiscal Year, the country gained over $868 million in animal exports.

Source: independent.ng

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