Cabinet approves N244mn for Veterinary Research Institute

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the sum of N244 million for the procurement of raw materials for the production of vaccines by the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents, at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhamamdu Buhari.

He said: “Mine was just simple, a contract of N244 million was approved by the Executive Council for the purchase of raw materials for the production of vaccines for use against animal diseases; poultry, dogs and other animals, by the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, which has been in existence for a very long time now.”

The Minister said the Research Institute will continue to play its key role of conducting research for animal husbandry and producing vaccines for same, as a way of safeguarding the lives of animals.