Kano Agro Pastoral Project has commenced the construction of 200 hundred milk collection centres across the state, the state coordinator of the project, Ibrahim Garba Muhammad has disclosed.
He made the disclosure on Friday in Kano, saying the milk collection centres would be equipped with solar powered boreholes.
Garba in a statement to mark the World Milk Day noted that the centres would be installed with 20, 000 litres overhead water tank, adding that reagents, milk testing bench and utensils would be fixed at the facilities.
He averted that the project spanning the period of four years would gulp nine million dollars. According to him, the milk project would help boost access to nutrition. He said the project would also aid the unification of milk producers, adding that the producers would be tutored on how to exercise best health practices to guarantee the quality of their products.
He added that those to operate at the facilities would be given solar powered cooling system, testing kits, milk collection cans, while assuring that they would be guided to adopt best hygiene practices in compliance to best global milk production practices.