MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has charged Commissioner and staff in the Poultry Production Unit of the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries Development of prudent management of the Unit.
He stated this when he paid an early morning inspection visit to the Unit along Gamboru Ngala road, Maiduguri on Tuesday.
Zulum urged the management to look into the possibility of expanding the Unit’s production beyond Maiduguri.
He said that his administration will support poultry production in the state to create job opportunities to it’s teeming youth population.
“The only way you can succeed is by ensuring good management, and proper cost benefit analysis.
“Your success largely depends on you, if you can take good care of your staff, motivate them, then, nothing will hinder your success,” he said.
The Governor who was taken round the Unit by the Commissioner, Mrs Juliana Bitrus, inspected the hatchery, newly rehabilitated and equipped battery cages and feed production facility.
Bitrus explained to the Governor that the Unit produces between 3 to 4 tons per day, while the hatchery has the capacity to produce over 80,000 chicks in a month.
She added that the Ministry will commercialise the feed production facility to create jobs and boost revenue generation of the state.
Zulum was also at the state Mechanical Workshop Store, where he inspected the skills acquisition facility procured by the State Government.
He was impressed with the materials procured and directed the Commissioner of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Babagana Malumbe, to complete the installation at Dikwa Skills Acquisition facility in two weeks and thereafter, commence operations immediately.
The Borno helmsman was also at Zajeri Ward to inspect an ongoing construction of solid waste disposal facility, where he directed the Commissioner of Environment, Engineer Kabir Wanori, to identify communities with serious waste disposal problems for replications of similar projects.
Earlier, the Governor was at Custom to assess the progress of the ongoing flyover bridge work, and as well inspected the proposed site for the relocation of vegetable sellers displaced as result of the bridge construction.