Livestock transformation policy will boost economic growth-Presidency

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Dr. Andrew Kwasari, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, says the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) will create millions of jobs and engender economic growth in Nigeria. Kwasari said this on Thursday at the inauguration of training on the implementation of the pilot programmes under the NLTP held in Jalingo.

Kwasari, who is also the National Coordinator of the NLTP, said that the implementation of the plan would create avenues for goods and services, and provide opportunity for job creations.

He also said that the policy was a deliberate shift from the traditional method of livestock production to a modern one.

The national coordinator said that the plan had provided the platform where states would implement it in line with their peculiarities.

He said that the policy, which had seven states selected as the pilot phase, was a brain-child of the Nigerian government to be driven by the National Economic Council (NEC).

Kwasari said that the programme was aimed at addressing the farmer/herder’s conflicts, which had destroyed hitherto mutual coexistence between both communities.

The national coordinator urged the Taraba state steering committee to accommodate all stakeholders in the implementation of the plan.