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Why Governor Fayemi Imported Over 200 Pregnant Cows From U.S

It’s no longer news that the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Mr John Kayode Fayemi, has imported over 200 pregnant cows from the United State of America to Nigeria for reasons unknown to many Nigerians.


Early this year, precisely on the 15th of February, the U.S mission in Nigeria announced on their Twitter handle that an Ekiti-based, Ikun Dairy Farm have concluded plans to produce about 10,000 liters of milk daily with cows from the USA.

Yesterday, the 25th of April, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State revealed through his official Twitter account that he’s excited about the dairy project with the arrival of the first set of pregnant cows.

The tweet reads: “Today, I visited Ikun Dairy Farm to inspect the jersey cows delivered to the farm last week. I am pleased that our dairy project is on course to become a success story from our efforts to transform our agribusiness sector and make Ekiti the destination of choice for investors.”


Speaking in an interview during the inspection of the facility at the Ikun Dairy Farm, Fayemi highlighted the reasons for the importation of the pregnant cows from the U.S.

“What we want to prove with this is that first, it’s possible rather than importing milk into this country we have the capacity to produce milk locally.


“It will bring about employment for more people when there is more feed to produce on the farm.


“It will also help us to avoid the clashes we have seen because these cows are going to be stationary, they are not roaming anywhere they going to stay on the farm,” he said.

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