The federal government has handed over the livestock health centre it built and equipped for treatment of animals to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
During the inauguration of the centre located in Kuje area council Wednesday, the director and Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria, Dr. Maimuna Habib, stated that the project was executed to provide quality animal health care service delivery to livestock farmers and pastoralists.
She said the centre was constructed by the Veterinary and Pest Control Services Department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help rural dwellers improve on their livestock production.
Mrs. Habib added that the federal government was intervening in the area of veterinary infrastructure in the country in order to boost the capacity of the veterinary services in the society.
She said: “This primary animal health care centre was constructed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2018, and today we are officially handing it over to the Veterinary Services Department of the FCT for effective use.”
In his remarks, the mandate secretary, FCT Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim, said the secretariat would put in place more measures to prevent outbreak and spread of animal diseases.