The Federal Government in Abuja, inaugurated the National Animal Identification and Traceability System, to address the socio-economic and security challenges bedeviling the livestock sector.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Abubakar, said the system is aimed to generate comprehensive data on livestock for proper planning.
Abubakar said the technology would help to address security issues plaguing the livestock sector such as cattle rustling, herder/pastoralist conflict among others.
He said that the ministry had been collaborating and would continue to partner with a wide range of stakeholders, to ensure that the technology was internationally recognised.
The minister said that the partnership would ensure that the system was efficient and effective to address the livestock data needs of the country.