The Nigerian government has adopted National Livestock Transformation Plan.
It says the plan is not targeted at only cattle but the entire animal husbandry sector in the country.
Under the plan, N100 billion will be spent with the federal government contributing 80 per cent in grant, while states will contribute land, project implementation structure, personnel and 20 per cent cost of the project.
The plan will remain voluntary for state governments that want.
This was disclosed on Thursday by Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi after the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja. Mr Umahi heads the sub-committee on herders/farmers crisis.
Gov. Umahi: As the chairman sub-committee on herders/farmers crisis, NEC was today briefed. The committee presented a National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) 2019-2028 today.
The plan is not targeted only on cows but a holistic strategy to address animal husbandry. The plan has six pillars through which it aims to transform the livestock production system in Nigeria along market-oriented value chain while ensuring an atmosphere of peace and justice.
The six key pillars include: economic develop (investment), conflict resolution, justice and peace, humanitarian relief and early recovery (that is to IDPs), human capital development and cross-cutting issues such as gender, youth, research and information, and strategic communication.”