Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Buhari regime approves over N2 billion to purchase cows for herders - Minister Disclosed


The Buhari regime on Wednesday approved over N2 billion for the purchase of cattle to boost animal production in Taraba State.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja.

She said “The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development submitted two memos.

“One was for the revised estimated total cost for the supply of cattle for Taraba State under the Emergency Agricultural Intervention Programme for states that were affected by conflict and insecurity.

“The approval we got was in the tune of two billion, some millions thereabout,” she said while explaining that the fund was meant for states ravaged by insecurity.

She added that the council also approved the national action plan on human trafficking, 2022-2026.

On his part, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, revealed that N56.3 billion was approved for the completion of the Abaji-Koton Karfe section of the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

“It was awarded for N56.175 billion. Hopefully, this should facilitate the completion of that critical highway, which started in 2006,” he said.

He also revealed that the council approved over N250 million revised cost for the completion of Aboto Alfa road, linking Kwara and Oyo States.

Source: (NAN)

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