By:Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, Maiduguri
The Borno State government’s newly created Ministry of Animal and Fisheries that was saddled with the responsibility of promoting and managing veterinary, livestock and Fisheries Affairs has renovated and re-modelled the offices of the Hon. Commissioner, the Permanent Secretary and the office of the adviser with the state of art facilities.
Zulum upgrade Animal Drug Revolving fund scheme which was dormant for almost 7 years leading to inadequate supply of basic drugs and working equipment.
The Ministry was able to revitalize the domant drug revolving fund scheme pointing out that, the Hospital procured drugs for the (DRF) with a new account at Keystone Bank and the proceeds realised from the scheme have been paid into the account.
The State Commissioner of Animal and Fisheries Comrade Juliana Bitrus who stated this Monday at a press briefing added that the Ministry in collaboration with the Monitoring Unit repaired three (3) grounded Vehicles and two of the Vehicles that were donated to vigilante.
She said the Veterinary Services Division established harmonious working relationship with all staff, NGOs and other Ministries, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
The commissioner severally visited Maiduguri Central Abattoir at Kasuwan Shanu on the need to improve the hygienic condition of the abattoir and even the butchers themselves leading to the ministry evacuating refuse heaps in the premises which Constituted an eyesore but could not be completed due partly to lack of support from the owners of the abattoir MMC.