Livestock Development Projects: Benefitting Communities Hail Kwara Governor

Date: 2024-04-18

The Kwara State Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES) during the week undertook inspection visits to the cites of some of the completed projects executed by the State Coordination Office.

The projects include four boreholes with ancillaries and watering points along the stock route in Asa local government area of the state.

The state project coordinator , Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye said one of the components of L-PRES project development objectives is to prevent crisis and conflict mitigation through the provision of fundamental needs of the animals and the herders, such as feeds and water with a view to reducing migration of animals that usually led to farmers and herders conflict in the country.

Oyawoye, who spoke through the state project animal husbandry officer, Mr Habeeb Affinni, said the projects were strategically located to where the concentration of livestock activities is in order to achieve the intended purposes.

While handing over the projects to the benefitting communities, the state coordinator charged them to ensure proper utilization of the projects and regard them as their own for adequate maintenance.

The sites of the project are, Gaa Musa, Reke community in Afon district, Gaa Bello, Gambari Ayekale ward in owode-onire district, Gaa Sidiku, also in owode-onire district as well as Gaa Kasumu – all in Asa local government srea of the state.

The project engineer,Kamaldeen Balogun explained that the projects that are 100 per cent completed followed all the specifications, rules, and regulations of the contract, adding that the boreholes have the capacity to last for cluster of years with good maintenance.

Earlier, the representative of Gaa Bello in Owode-onire district, Mal. Soliu Bello, had expressed the community’s delight to witness the development, which he described as a major project in the community.

According to him, the problem of water for both domestic and animal consumption has been a long one in the community, lamenting the situation where they had to go as far as neighbouring Oyo State in search of water.

He added that and most of their animals had been moved to other states where they could have access to feed and water.

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