A’Ibom Imports 2,000 Pregnant Mexican Cows To Boost Meat, Milk Markets

A’Ibom Imports 2,000 Pregnant Mexican Cows To Boost Meat, Milk Markets

INIOBONG SUNDAY, Uyo

Determined to boost meat, milk and yoghurts production in the State, the government of Akwa Ibom State would soon take delivery of no fewer than 2,000 pregnant special breed cows from Mexico.


Governor Udom Emmanuel had promised last year to import high breed cows from Mexico with a view to expanding the agricultural sector and promote local markets in meat, milk and yoghourts production.
Speaking in an interview in Uyo, the State capital, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, explained that the cows were already going through quarantine regime in Mexico, preparatory to being shipped into the country.
According to him, the arrival of the cows is predicated on the completion of the ranch and full germination of their feeding grass in Uruan Local Government Area.
He said the government of governor Emmanuel, was desirous of changing the hitherto civil service status of the State into an industrialized economy, pointing out that the arrival of the already pregnant cows would add up to 4,000 “by the time they give birth upon arrival in the country”.
Other complimentary industries that would reposition Akwa Ibom as major industrial hub in the South-South region, the Commissioner revealed, include the toothpick and pencil industries at Etinan; the metering, flour mill and syringe industries at Onna and the coconut refinery at Mkpat Enin.
Others include the fuel jetty at Ikot Abasi, palm oil and fertilizer processing firms at Abak and tomatoe field along the International Airport road.
When completed, Udoh assured that hundreds of jobs would be created for the unemployed youths, while all round food affordability would flood the State’s markets and for export.
He charged the people to be in the vanguard of supporting the governor Emmanuel-led administration in its holistic action plan to develop the State, adding that “more dividends of democracy would flood the State by the time the governor finishes his second term in 2023”.


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