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May 27, 2024

Obaseki Tasks Veterinarians on Safer Environment for Improved Livestock Production 

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has lauded the efforts of the state chapter of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), and tasked them on promoting a cleaner, hygienic, and safer environment for improved livestock production. 

The commendation came during the NVMA 2024 Veterinary Week/Livestock Farmers Forum held in Benin City, themed “Livestock Health for Agricultural Renaissance in Edo State.”

Represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Stephen Idehenre, Governor Obaseki expressed pride in the NVMA’s initiatives aimed at enhancing livestock production. 

He highlighted the successful collaboration between the state government and NVMA, including hosting the Edo National Congress, which attracted the largest poultry processing plant in the country, the Heifer-Amoo Farm Poultry Processing Plant.

The Governor commended the leadership of NVMA in the state and attributed the achievements in the livestock value chain to the thriving veterinary environment fostered with the association’s support. 

He urged for the sustainability of such efforts to ensure a thriving livestock sector in the state.

Chairman of NVMA, Asemota Daniel, emphasized that the annual event aims to promote the veterinary profession and deepen social interaction between veterinarians and society. 

He announced plans to launch the construction of the association’s secretariat during this year’s event and expressed gratitude to Governor Obaseki for donating the land.

Asemota highlighted NVMA’s alignment with Governor Obaseki’s MEGA agenda, particularly in improving livestock production. 

He pledged continued support for the agenda by providing mentoring to farmers and equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills for successful production, emphasizing the crucial role of farmers in building a successful society.

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