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Bauchi 300 Women Richer With 6,000 Noilers Birds, Feeds —Africa Daily News

By Khalid Idris Doya

No fewer than 300 women in Bauchi were shown with 6,000 five-Week old Chicks-noilers, 300 bags of feed as well as 30,000 grams multivitamin to support sustainable poultry farming and to boost their economic status.

Distributing the empowerment materials at a ceremony in Bauchi, the General Manager of British American Tobacco Nigeria foundation, Oludare Odusanya, said the initiative is to foster independence, resilience, and economic empowerment within poultry farmers. 

He recalled that the foundation since its inception in 2002 has supported the Federal and State Governments in agricultural development programmes and has invested over 2 billion naira in supporting rural smallholder farmers in Nigeria. 

Odusanya who was represented by Engr. Sadiq Maina Waziri, said so far over 1.3 million have benefited from the foundation intervention, and promised to extend the gesture in the next 10 years through increased support to smallholder farmers across the 36 states and the FCT.

“We understand the challenges our community faces, and that is why we are dedicated to investing in initiatives that make a real and lasting impact."

He said, "Our commitment extends beyond this initial distribution, as we will also provide ongoing support, sensitization and resources to ensure the success and sustainability of this project". 

Waziri therefore for solicited the continuous collaboration from the state government with a view to achieve the set objectives of the project.

Also speaking, the Bauchi state commissioner of agriculture Prof. Simon Madugu Yalams, has commended the British American foundation for supporting vulnerable women in the state.
Madugu Yalams noted that the state government under Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir has invested huge amounts in the Agricultural sector to improve the economic status of the citizenry.

He assured the state government’s readiness to continue partnering with all partners in bringing meaningful development to the state.

In a remark the overseeing program manager of BSADP Idris Gambo charged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the Noila birds to enable others to benefit. 

Mrs Rifkatu who spoke on behalf of beneficiaries, applauded the foundation for the gesture and promised to use the birds judiciously for their own benefit and their community.

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