The Hon. Minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh was at the Institute of Livestock and the School of Pest Control in Kaduna on Thursday for a first-hand assessment of facilities and operations at the two institutions.
The Hon. Minister embarked on a guided tour of the pest control laboratories, livestock workshops and Agricultural equipment warehouses, some of which are in a state of disrepair.
The warehouse containing the stock of new Rice Mills recently procured to boost rice milling capacity nationwide, was also inspected by the Hon. Minister.
Speaking after the inspection, Chief Ogbeh said: “We will do our best to lift up the standard of these institutes, to help you all put in your best and to enable you serve the purposes for which these institutions were set up”.
The Minister was accompanied on the field visit by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Bukar Hassan; Director, Federal Department of Agriculture – Dr. Amin Babandi; Director, General Services – Mall. Isa Musa; Director of Procurement – Mall. Ibrahim Badeiri and other senior officials of the Ministry.