SWITZERLAND, JUNE 29 – 13 states in Nigeria have already signed up to the National Livestock Transformation Plan, aimed at enduring peace and transforming the livestock production system in Nigeria along market oriented value chain, Today’s Echo gathers.
This was revealed by the media aide Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande on Friday.
According to Akande, contrary to claims reported in sections of the media, RUGA settlements are not being supervised by the Office of the Vice President. RUGA is different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by State Governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council.
Akande further said:
“On the National Livestock Transformation Plan, 13 States are already in the process of implementation of a plan to transform the livestock production system in Nigeria along market oriented value chain while ensuring an atmosphere of peace and justice.
“The States are Adamawa, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo, & Edo. These States are at different stages in the process, but have indicated readiness to implement the plan. Truth is: this FG will not impose on any State government regarding its land.
“NEC okayed Plan based on the recommendation of a Technical Committee of the Council chaired by Ebonyi State Gov. Umahi. Other State Governors who were on the Committee & Working Group are Adamawa, Kaduna, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Oyo & Zamfara-mostly the frontline states.”