About 250 cows arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos from New Jersey, United States of America. The cows were imported by Ekiti State Government in partnership with a private organization for their Dairy Farm in Ikun. About $5million was invested by the state government and the private organization into the Dairy Farm.
The Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, confirmed this on his Twitter handle on Thursday morning.
The cows were flown into Nigeria in crates, one crate got damaged and the ground staff didn’t secure the cows after offloading. The drama occurred when the cow started running and chasing staff at the airport tarmac. It took the intervention of some strong men to manage the situation.
Watch the video here.
As productivity and revenue increase, Ikun Dairy Farm will create hundreds of jobs directly, and indirectly and also improve the economy of Ikun-Ekiti, the host community, surrounding communities, and Ekiti State at large.
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