18 Feb

Governor Seriake Dickson has given automatic employment to six casual veterinary doctors of the Bayelsa State Veterinary Clinic at Edepie in the State capital.

Governor Dickson, who announced this, while commissioning the Ultra modern veterinary clinic at the school to land premises along Imiringi road, Edepie, Yenagoa, stated that, Government would continue to invest in agriculture until the State becomes number in the sector.

He stated that, concerted efforts were being made to put a standard abattoir in place, stressing that, when it is completed along with other facilities, no animal will be allowed into the State without being properly examined before it is slaughtered for consumption.

Governor Dickson described agriculture as the tripod of his
administration, adding that it will create employment and provide food for the teeming population of Bayelsans.

According to him, it will also increase the Gross Domestic product of the state and improve its internally generated revenue profile as well.

The Governor, who expressed satisfaction with the rice mill and other facilities already installed at the farm, promised to visit the farm site on a more regular basis and ensure that boys and girls of the state are meaningfully engaged.

He disclosed that the school of agriculture that is underway is to provide manpower for the various agriculture projects and facilities being put in place at the school to land farm.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for agriculture, Dr. Thomas Commander disclosed that the Veterinary Clinic is the first to be built in the state, noting that the facility and the equipment are of high standard.

The Governor was also conducted round the different sections of the clinic which include Vet shop/Vet Pharmacy, examination room and laboratory.

He also inspected the poultry farm with 15,000 broilers and directed that the capacity be increased to 30,000, promising to make N60 million available for the completion of the project.


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