Zamfara can cater for 6m million livestock – Governor

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, North-west, Nigeria says the state has space to cater for six million livestock in furtherance of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). A statement issued by Mr. Yusuf Idris, Director-General, Media to the governor in Gusau, quoted Matawalle as saying this when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor, who expressed his administration’s determination to resuscitate the livestock sector in the state, said it would serve as a component of the presidential initiative on the NLTP.

He said that the state, which would be a forerunner in the implementation of the NLTP, has enough land, livestock and skilled manpower for the scheme.

If supported, Matawalle said that his administration would ensure the provision of trained professionals that would provide the required technical guidance for the successful implementation of the programme.

The meeting was attended by the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Zamfara State Governor, Mr.  Kabiru Balarabe among others.