Katsina state government on Wednesday said it purchased a total of 4500 goats in total as against 720 reported, the Senior Special Assistant on Social Media Abdulhadi Bawa has said.
In a statement, Bawa noted that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women and Youth Empowerment, Alhaji Abdulkadir Nasir was misquoted to have said that the 720 was for each of the 34 local government areas.
According to him, the breakdown of the goats are that 3 women from each of the 316 wards of the State would be given 3 goats totalling 3,249 goats.
“Another 1251 goats was set aside for interested groups and individuals who have interest in animal husbandry. This brings the total of goats purchased to 4500 against the erroneous figure of 720.”
He said, The total number of the 3,249 goats was shared among the 3 senatorial zones of the state in Tambu, Daura senatorial zone, Kabomo, Funtua senatorial zone and PPU in Katsina metropolis, Katsina senatorial zone.
Culled from DAILY TRUST