The machine has a capacity to milk 50 cows a day.
Chief Ogbeh made the symbolic donation at the National Livestock Conference organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The objective of the conference was to discuss solutions to challenges of livestock production in the country, including farmer-herdsmen clashes.
Biggest investor in milk in Nigeria
According to the Minister, the donation was part of FMARD’s commitment to public-private partnerships in improving dairy farming and “is also in recognition of FrieslandCampina WAMCO as the biggest investor in local milk production in Nigeria.”
Ogbeh said he was satisfied at the peaceful co-existence of Fulani herdsmen and members of the local communities where FrieslandCampina WAMCO currently operates its Dairy Development Programme.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO managing director Ben Langat re-affirmed the company’s commitment to improving dairy farming in the country, and said the company now has five milk collection centers across Oyo State.
He added the company would continue to “strengthen the infrastructure for quality milk production, train local dairy farmers and continue to ensure high quality of milk for our consumers.”
“Our plan is to ensure dairy farming remains economically viable by establishing the right structures and agricultural practices for sustainability,” Langat said.