The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development , through the Department of Animal Husbandry Services, is exploring the development of donkey value chain to attract investors .
At a stakeholder ’ s engagement on the promotion and development of donkey value chain , the stakeholders identified challenges facing donkey breeding .
A statement issued on Wednesday said participants discussed ways to develop massive sustainable production of donkeys and identify interventions to support existing and prospective donkey farmers in the country .
In his address , the Permanent Secretary of the ministry , Dr Abdulkadir Mu ’azu , represented by the Director , Special Duties in the ministry , Mrs Fausat Lawal , stated that donkeys had received little or no attention from the government compared to other classes of livestock.
According to hum , the animals are essential to the livelihood and resilience of many communities .
To address this concern , and avert possible extinction of donkeys in Nigeria, he said the 43 rd Regular Meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development held in April 2019 , approved the establishment of Donkey Value Chain in the Department of Animal Husbandry Services.