The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement has inaugurated the Nationwide Animal Welfare Council (NCAW) to chart a brand new course for the implementation of animal welfare practices in Nigeria.
The Council, with members from army, paramilitary, veterinary college hospitals and deans of veterinary institutes in Nigeria, ought to, amongst different issues, regulate animal welfare in keeping with world finest practices to make sure that animals are handled. in a humane, accountable and freed from stress, starvation, nervousness and ache.
In inaugurating the Council in Abuja, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, mentioned the Council is required to information Nigeria’s animal welfare technique, developed and endorsed by the Nationwide Council for Agriculture and Rural Improvement (NCARD) in 2016.
Whereas mandating the Council to offer a transparent roadmap that ensures the profitable implementation of animal welfare insurance policies and applications for the nation, Dr. Abubakar famous that: “We are going to proceed to do our greatest throughout the sources out there to us as we sit up for help from non-governmental organizations and different stakeholders on this space to make sure that collectively we enhance the well-being practices of the animals in Nigeria on a sustainable foundation ”.
Presenting her remarks, the Director of the Federal Division of Veterinary Providers and Pest Management, Dr Maimuna Habib, mentioned the inauguration of the Council aimed to formulate nationwide requirements for the use and care of animals, in addition to to implement insurance policies on points referring to basic animal care in analysis, instructing and necessary product testing in Nigeria.
He added that the Council would act as a way of constructing stakeholder consciousness of fine animal welfare practices, noting that NCAW will function a committee system.