(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Capital Territory Administration has earmarked the sum of N5 billion in its 2021 budget as complementary fund for the establishment of the Special Agro-industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) in livestock production.
This was disclosed by the Chairman Project Implementation Committee, Prof. Muhammad Usman, during a stakeholder engagement of AfDB/IFAD-SAPZ appraisal mission to FCT, where he also revealed that the FCTA had developed a strategic implementation plan for the next three years of the administration.
Speaking further, Usman said that the SAPZ will be complemented with the production in the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) of the federal government while incentivising as many multi-national corporations with interest in livestock and dairy production.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The project, when completed, will be a game changer in project development in the FCT as it will fully modernise livestock productivity for national food nutrition security by making available quality and price competitive beef/dairy products for local and export markets. It will also resettle pastoralists, decongest the FCT of roaming cattle and mitigate farmer/herder conflicts.