The Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture, Alhaji Adamu Kabir Mohammed has initiated plans to partner the Canadian government on a multi-million dollars ultra- modern Agricultural project in three states -Kano, Benue and Abia.
Areas that will be widely explored include animal production: breeding, dairy and pasture development followed by the extensive implementation of technologies that will enable the realization of various benefits of the value chains from animal by-products including; leather ware production, cosmetic production, pharmaceutical production, methane capturing, bio friendly adhesive production etc. Hence, creating additional employment opportunities for those not directly involved in animal production.
The Project will witness adequate trainings being organized by Canadian Agriculture institutes including the Olds Agricultural College, Alberta, Canada for those directly involved in Cattle Raring/Animal production thereby facilitating full technology transfer on the long run.
With the full support of the Canadian Deputy High Commission in Nigeria, the Project is directly being supervised by Mrs. Sarah Branco; the Canadian Trade Commissioner in Nigeria and the Key facilitators are Fin-Jake Global Ventures Nig Ltd (F.J Global Ltd) and Finn-Lake Ltd Canada (The Fieldberg Group), with the support of LP Consults and Projects Nig Ltd alongside the various Commissioners of Agriculture and Rural Development of the three states.