Kano Deputy Governor Hails Progress Made by KSADP in 2021, Calls More in 2022
Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has commended the efforts of the Kano State Agro-pastoral Development Project (KSADP) at achieving greater portion of it’s disbursement projection in 2021.
A Statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge, explained that Dr. Gawuna gave the commendation while Chairing a meeting with the State Steering Committee of the project at the Government House, Kano.
The Deputy Governor who is also the State Commissioner of Agriculture, enjoined the State Steering Committee of the project to keep up the good, saying such good efforts will attract more to the State.
“No other agricultural project in the State has attained this level, this feat of progress is the highest achieved by any Live and Livelihood Fund Project (LLF) funded by the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) in Africa
“In my recent discussion with the ISDB Vice President and report reaching me from LLF, KSADP is the fastest project in fact the progress made by it has gingered the Bank to support Kano State with various interventions such as Structure Agro Processing Zones, National Program for Food Security and Bilingual Project” he said
He noted that in year 2022, the project will be tasked with the delivery of project outputs to the intended beneficiaries.
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Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Ganuwa explained that the 2021 aspect of the project did not call for many oversights supervisory visits by the Steering Committee being a year for planning, designs, capacity building and strengthening of stock route committee members, saying such will be carried out this year.
“2022 is going to add value to what the project has started and will be full of physical activities as the previous year has been for planning and consultancies”
The Deputy Governor also appreciated the State Government for the support given to the project to achieve its goals.
He thanked the Steering Committee Members for their commitment while lauding the efforts of the Project team for the smooth implementation and successful completion of designs of some activities, including the drawings and bills for the Dansoshiya grazing development and Watari irrigation project 1000 hectares expansion.
The Kano State Agro-pastoral Development Project (KSADP) is aimed at supporting Government’s efforts to promote inclusive economic growth in Kano State.
The Agro-pastoral Development approach of the proposed project targets the most vulnerable, including women and youth, to promote increased agricultural production and commercialization.