Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency NABDA, Abdullahi Mustapha, says the agency is committed to making Nigeria self-sufficient in dairy production.
Mustapha said this at the opening ceremony of a two-day Strategic Interest Research Group Meeting on Livestock Genetic Improvement in Ibadan.
He said the meeting was to bring stakeholders together and avail them the opportunity to cross-fertilise ideas and proffer solutions to identified challenges.
The the theme of the conference is “Accelerating Genetic Improvement for Advances in Livestock Agriculture”.
The meeting is being organised by NABDA and the Centre for Genomics Research and Innovation, in collaboration with strategic partners and stakeholders.
Mustapha noted that Nigeria does not need to import dairy products because it has more than enough cattle.