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FG to provide insurance cover for ranch operators
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it would provide insurance cover and agro-rangers for ranch operators to curb cases of cattle rustling as well as clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this in Abuja at a national conference on the transformation of the livestock industry.

Osinbajo, who was represented at the event by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, explained that 3,000 agro-rangers had been adequately trained to protect animals and livestock from rustlers. He lamented the high rate of cattle lost to rustling across the country.

The vice president stated, "For those who want to go into ranching, here is the good news; we have heard how many of you have lost money, 300 cows in one night to rustling. "We have now put together a new security group called the agro-rangers. These rangers are being trained by the Ministry of Interior, they are heavily armed. Three thousand of them are being trained.

Photo Caption: Audu Ogbe Minister of Agriculture

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