Dantata Foods and Allied Products Limited is collaborating with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Kano state chapter, to provide affordable animal feeds for herders in the country.
In a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Services of the company, Sanusi Bature and made available to PRIME TIME NEWS in Kano on Wednesday.
According to Bature, the agreement was reached during a meeting between the association and the company aimed at creating economic prosperity, mitigate farmer-herder’s conflicts and bring lasting peace in the country.
Speaking after the meeting, Alhaji Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata, the Chairman, Dantata Foods and Allied Product Ltd said, the company has worked out a feed formula that can be affordable for headers in the country
“Nigeria’s livestock industry is a huge one and yet we have not harnessed it very well, the grazing reserves have been abused by government and private individuals leaving the herders to their fate”
Dantata also advocated for a conducive policy environment to protect the few grazing reserves available to cater for the needs of nomadic herders in the country..
In his contribution at the meeting, the secretary of MACBAN, Zubairu Ibrahim who also doubles as the state chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, expressed worry over the growing allegation on Fulani herdsmen for the banditry ravaging northern Nigeria.
Zubairu urged stakeholders to support the various initiatives aimed at reforming the livestock industry for herders to have value for money of animals they breed to be able to effectively satisfy the domestic demand for meat and dairy.