The director Animal Quarantine Department, Dr. Inusa I. Dakat has revealed that the government has concluded plans to restrict the killing of donkeys for meat and for export. This he said will help donkey species not to go into extinction.
He made this revelation when members of National Donkey Breeders, Producers, Processors, Marketers and Exporters Co-Operative Organization of Nigeria, visited his office to inform him about the need for the government to regulate the sector. He told members of the group that the department has gone to the National Assembly to ask them to put a legislature in place that will restrict the killing of donkeys for meat and for export until a certain period of time so that the number of donkey species will grow.
He said that members of the association should form farms and call the department to inspect them. He revealed that farmers will be allowed to breed the animals for a certain number of years before killing them for meat and export.
Speaking at the occasion the president of the co-operative, Abubakar Baba Kagu assured the director that his members will obey whatever law put in place to regulate the business. He said that the association has members in the 36 states of the and FCT. And that they will abide by the regulation when put in place.
Many of the national officers of the association were part of the delegation that visited the Animal Quarantine department. Some of them are: Samson Nweke, the vice president south east; Mohammed Mallam Adamu, Vice president North east; Zanna Zumami, head of ICT; Mahmud Alqazim Dankoli, PRO, and Akilu J. Badakga, Abuja Secretary.