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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni
I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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Dr. Well done. Keep it up with the contributions in the field. The issue of desertification has been a recurring problem in the State & the North as whole. The Borno State Governor has been trying in the field of agric & the intended supply of 20 million seedlings of Gum Arabic & Cashew is a welcome development, but the greatest problem of the state is its ability to control the influx of the Nigerien Tuaregs who flooded the landscape with hundreds of thousands of camel who not only destroy our trees, but also smuggled in light arms into the border towns thus causing insecurity. The unfettered access of these marauding bandits in the name of free movements as in the Ecowas Charter has greatly affected our desert & the efforts of the government in controlling desertification is defeated. This effort of procuring seedlings to arrest the deliberate deforestation as a result of the destruction of our trees for firewoods & the unhindered entries of the Tuaregs & other herdsmen across the border will go a long way in reforestation of our hitherto deforestated areas of a northern Borno. Well done the Hon. Comm. environment, well done His Excellency the Governor. Dr. Usman, congratulations on your relocation to the federal service & wish you all the luck in your endeavors.
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