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Fintiri urges cattle dealers to key into govt developmental plans

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has called on cattle dealers in the state to support the government’s policies and programme for the development…

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has called on cattle dealers in the state to support the government’s policies and programme for the development of the state. 

He made the call during a courtesy call with members of the Vibrant Cattle Dealers Association from Mubi Zone, on Wednesday at the Government House.

He outlined the benefits of the new policy of the Adamawa Agribusiness Support Programme (ADAS-P) and urged the traders to embrace the initiative to reap its benefits. 

The government has begun upgrading cattle and grain markets to formalize them and has set aside a credit facility of N5 billion for farmers and cattle traders in the state.

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Fintiri expressed his disappointment with the way some people had politicized the programme, which he said was designed to boost agribusiness and revenue generation in the state. 

He urged the cattle dealers to take advantage of the ADAS-P initiative which he said would give them a sense of belonging and help them to move away from taking cattle to Lagos for sale without getting a commensurate benefit.

“No Government wants its people to suffer. Let’s set aside politics and religion for development. The programme is still on, the capital is still there. The tax is not up to one percent of your interest in the business.

“Let’s look at the intention of the government; the intention of every government is to improve the welfare of the citizens. The intervention we brought will no doubt enrich you,” he said.

The spokesman of the delegation, Alhaji Sharifuddeen Muhammad, expressed gratitude to the government for upgrading Mubi Cattle Market to international standards, noting that work on the project had been ongoing.