The Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries shall preside over the handing over ceremony of sheep and goats to poverty-stricken and conflict-affected people in the Far North within the municipalities of Moulvoudaye and Guidiguis (Mayo Kani) on the 20th of January 2020.
The initiative aims at providing families with a minimum of 2,000 small ruminants. 100 families have been selected in each municipality. Each of them is receiving 10 small ruminants, making a total of 2,000 sheep and goats in the two municipalities. The goal is to rebuild the herds of yesteryear.
Their animals were unfortunately killed due to the war against Boko Haram. Abject poverty, disability, widowhood, vulnerable womanhood and even the single-parent status of families are the criteria of fragility that guided the selection of beneficiary families.