From Yahaya Audu, Bauchi
Plans and arrangements have been concluded by Rabelat Entrepreneurship Centre for Animal Husbandry (RECAH) a subsidiary of Rabelat Nigeria Limited (RNL), to establish International Cattle Market in Kwara State.
This was contained in a statement signed by the CEO Rabelat Nigeria Limited Dr. Ahmed Adeoye Raji and copiy made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday.
Dr. Raji said that the international market would comprises Abattoir, Grazing Zone, Market Stall and Hubs with an adjourning Entrepreneur center on Animal Husbandry.
According to him, the cattle market and abattoir plant will accommodate 180 thousand heads of cattle per annum with a projected annual turnover of N27.8 billion.
The foundation of the first phase is to be laid with construction of market stall, market hub and trailer park sited in Bode Saadu, Moro Local Government Area of the state. It will house Cattle market, Transit Hub and abattoir.
The second phase which is training school will serve as the entrepreneurship center
He explained that Kwara International Cattle Market is aimed at raising considerably the standard of meat production to meet international grade and will create thousands of employment opportunities directly and indirectly for Nigerians.
The centre will also cushion the negative effect of the nomadic Fulanis and farmers incessant conflict and address lack of modern infrastructure for meat production in hygienic ways and support value addition for export.
He said Nigeria’s first international cattle market Centre is an initiative Rabelat Entrepreneurship Centre for Animal Husbandry (RECAH) a subsidiary of
Rabelat Nigeria Limited (RNL), an indigenous conglomerate with interest in diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy, adding the the market would be managed by his organization