The Adamawa government in Northern Nigeria has inaugurated the state Livestock Transformation Committee to facilitate the implementation of Federal Government’s National Livestock Transformation Plan in the state.
Inaugurating the six-member committee in Yola, the state Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth, said the members were selected based on their experience in livestock matters and proven integrity.
Seth urged them to put the interest of the state and nation in general in the discharge of their assignment, and to work closely with the National Livestock Transformation Committee in addressing the issue of clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
Responding, Chairman of the committee, Prof. Ambrose Alikidon, thanked government for the confidence reposed in them and assured that they would not disappoint the government and people of Adamawa.
Alikidon said that the move by Federal Government, through the National Economic Council, to come up with the 10-year livestock transformation plan, was a welcome development that would create conducive atmosphere for the transformation of livestock husbandry system.
Adamawa is one of the seven pilot states selected by the Federal Government for the programme.