The Katsina state government has debunked reports that it procured 720 goats at the cost of N102m. The Katsina state government procured the goats for women in the state as part of a women empowerment program.
A statement from a special adviser to the governor on women affairs stated that 3 women from each of the 316 wards of the State would be given 3 goats totalling 3,249 goats.
“Another 1251 goats was set aside for interested groups and individuals who have interest in animal husbandry. This brings the total of goats purchased to 4500 against the erroneous figure of 720.”