Osinbajo to inaugurate national livestock plan in Adamawa


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The plan which is to run from 2019-2028, is an initiative of the Federal Government in collaboration with States under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC).

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It is targeted at supporting the development of Nigeria’s livestock sector and will initially be implemented in seven pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inauguration of the programme in Adamawa is to formalise what has been agreed upon by state governors at NEC.

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NAN recalls that Osinbajo had, while speculations were rife regarding RUGA, clarified that he was not supervising RUGA.

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He had said that RUGA and the NLTP were not the same.

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Few days after the vice president’s clarification, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the RUGA initiative.

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Findings from the Office of the Vice President indicate that the suspension of the Ruga Settlement initiative has not been reversed.

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The successful launch of the programme on Tuesday in Yola will make Adamawa the first to endorse and implement the programme in the country.

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The NLTP will focus on modernising livestock production using a mix of nomadic breeding and ranching that would serve a modernised dairy and meat processing industry.

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It will develop a plan for resettling and addressing dislocated populations in key conflict zones like Adamawa to enable them become a part of the agriculture modernisation process.

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It is also to provide mechanism for peaceful dialogue and reconciliation in the affected communities towards a harmonious multi-cultural, interdependent and mutually-beneficial future.

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