- The US has demonstrated its commitment to help grow and diversify the Nigerian economy
- This is as the country's consulate shared beautiful photos of its ranching dairy farm
- The farm, located in Ikun Ekiti state, plans to produce 10,000 litres of milk daily
The United States Mission in Nigeria on Monday, February 15, posted photos of its dairy farm located in Ikun community, Ekiti state.
In a post on Twitter and Instagram, the US mission revealed that it plans to reach 10,000 litres of milk daily produced locally from Nigeria.
The farm, which has the support of the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration in Ekiti, was established by the US consulate in Lagos in order to help "grow Nigeria and diversify its economy."
Legit.ng notes Ikun dairy farm sits on over 250 hectares of land with hundreds of cows grazing on it under a comfortable atmosphere and watch of agriculture experts.
This publication also notes that some of the cows, which are of a special breed, are impregnated through insemination.
Notable milk makers including Promasidor Nigeria Limited have investments in the farm.
The tweet read:
"Ikun dairy farm plans to reach 10,000 litres of milk daily with cows from the USA. A great collaboration with Consulate Lagos that helps Nigeria grow and diversify its economy."
Interestingly, the US farm is a great template for the ranching system which the federal and state government hope to implement in the light of brewing ethnic tension stoked by the continuous farmers-herders crisis in Benue and some states in the southwest and southeast.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the US embassy and consulate in Nigeria announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed.
The public affairs section of the US Mission Nigeria made the announcement on its website, with the development coming out barely two weeks after Joe Biden was sworn-in as the president of the United States of America.
It said the applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in US universities and colleges opened February 1 and will end on June 1.
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