The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), has appealed to the Ministers of Agriculture and Food Security to work towards improved animal healthcare delivery in the country.
Dr Oluwatoyin Adetuberu, President of the association made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
She said that such measure would guarantee food security in the country.
Speaking on the backdrop of NVMA expectations from the ministers, she specifically appealed to them to employ more veterinarians in the sector.
Adefuberu described the measure as key to ensuring improved animal healthcare delivery and boost food security.
The president identified dearth of manpower in the veterinary industry as a lingering challenge to effective veterinary services in Nigeria.
“Employment of more veterinary doctors into the animal health sector will lead to improved animal healthcare thereby boosting the nation’s food security.
“The more healthy animals we have, the more food security that is guaranteed, ” she said.
Adefuberu pledged the commitment of the association to work harmoniously with the ministers to move the animal sector to greater height.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria