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    L-PRES Strengthens PPP to Boost Livestock Productivity in Sokoto State

    The Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRES) has disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, through the project, is focusing on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) drive to improve more productive and commercially viable livestock production to boost the economy.

    The Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRES) has disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, through the project, is focusing on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) drive to improve more productive and commercially viable livestock production to boost the economy.

    The National Coordinator of the L-PRES World Bank project initiative, Mr. Sanusi Abubakar, made this disclosure while speaking in Sokoto during a tour and assessment exercise. He said the PPP drive was fundamentally embraced to further encourage, boost, and sustain entrepreneurial business and activities within the livestock sub-aspect of agriculture.

    Abubakar noted that the federal government was passionate about responsive implementation of its plans, hence the visit to know the level of preparedness of the state government towards accomplishing the desired mission and objective of the project.

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    He explained that it is part of their commitment and plans to ensure that PPP is enhanced to provide more reliable and profitable utilization of the drivers and components of the project and to strengthen both the quantity and quality capacities of livestock production through sustained intervention.

    “We have visited the state’s modern abattoir and dairy plant, among other critical drivers. We have heard disclosures and their various production capacities through the various processes of production from start to finish.

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    In his remarks, the state chairman of the Livestock and Butcher Association, Abdullahi Minjin Yawa, said that with the intervention of L-PRES, more cows, camels, and meat would be produced in larger quantities for commercial and local consumption, including by-products.

    “Modern abattoirs and installations are available to fast-track production levels for output. All we need is a sustained intervention that will enhance business for economic prosperity in the state and  beyond,” he said.

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