The Sokoto State Government on Tuesday said it had paid N1.6 billion as its counterpart contribution for the establishment of a modern livestock farm and dairy company in the state.
A statement by Malam Sani Umar, Senior Special Assistant on Media to Gov. Aliyu Wamakko, he said the company would be located in Tabani village, Rabah Local Government Area.
It stated that the governor disclosed this on Monday when he inspected the site acquired by the state government for the project.
The statement explained that the technical partner, an Argentine firm, South American Breeding Technology, would invest N1 billion required to complete the project.
It stated that land clearance for the actual work to commence on the project would soon start, adding: “Part of the equipment had since arrived Sokoto and their installation would also start.”
The statement said that the governor had directed officials of the Ministry for Animal Health to ensure effective supervision of the project.
It advised those “skeptical” about government projects across the state to verify the status of such projects with the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
“This project is therefore real, just like all our numerous completed and ongoing projects across the state,” it stressed.