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President Bola Tinubu Creates The Ministry Of Livestock Development

President Tinubu has given the green light for the establishment of the Ministry of Livestock Development. “To enable Nigeria to finally take advantage of livestock farming, we have seen the solution and opportunity for this adversity that has plagued us over the years and I believe the prosperity is here in our hands,” the President stated.

Despite this decision, no Minister has been appointed for the new ministry yet, as it is anticipated that the nomination will be sent to the Senate for vetting and approval.

During the ceremony, the President inaugurated a committee on livestock reforms. In attendance were the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other cabinet members.

President Tinubu emphasized that Nigeria can now anticipate “maintaining the quality and safety of these perishable goods from farm to market thereby reducing food waste and ensuring a stable supply.”

In light of this development, he mentioned that the Federal Government is fully prepared to cover the expenses of acquiring lands to ensure the peaceful co-existence of pastoralists and farmers.

President Tinubu will lead the committee on livestock reforms, with former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, serving as the deputy chairman.

The committee’s main objective is to propose recommendations that will promote peaceful co-existence between herders and farmers, as well as ensure the security and economic well-being of Nigerians.

This committee was established following a report from the National Conference on Livestock Reforms and Mitigation of Associated Conflicts in Nigeria. Chaired by the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, the committee presented President Tinubu with 21 recommendations, including the creation of a Ministry of Livestock Development

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