The Federal Government has approved over N2billion for the purchase of cattle to boost animal production in Taraba State.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, made this known while addressing journalists at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
NAN quoted her as saying: “The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development submitted two memos.
“One was for the revised estimated total cost for the supply of cattle for Taraba State under the Emergency Agricultural Intervention Programme for states that were affected by conflict and insecurity.”
“The approval we got was in the tune of N2billion, some millions thereabout,” the minister said while explaining that the fund was meant for states ravaged by insecurity.
She also noted that the council had approved the national action plan on human trafficking, 2022-2026.