Kwara gov hails Tinubu’s livestock reforms

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Wednesday, counseled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for taking numerous daring steps to develop livestock and finish perennial herders-farmers clashes throughout communities.

The governor particularly talked about the latest inauguration of the livestock reforms implementation committee by the Federal Government and its transfer to determine a Ministry for Livestock Development as historic efforts to remodel the agricultural panorama and sustainably improve meals safety.

The governor was talking in Ilorin on the launch of the National Animal Identification Traceability System for Kwara State organised by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

“About 24 hours in the past, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, inaugurated the committee on the implementation of livestock reforms together with a historic plan to determine the Ministry of Livestock Development.

“This announcement has expectedly sparked nationwide pleasure round the way forward for livestock worth chains and the potential to finish the perennial clashes between herders and farmers.

“We thank Mr. President for these historic steps and we are confident that all stakeholders will rally around the President to achieve this,” he stated.

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The governor, who was represented by his Counselor and Senior Advisor, Alhaji Sa’adu Salaudeen, thanked the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, and his workforce for the exhausting work to remodel the agricultural sector for financial diversification, including that serves as a mannequin for his authorities within the state.

“This explains why our administration in Kwara State has paid good consideration to the livestock sub-sector, as is clear with our participation within the LPRES, SAPZ programmes, and our FASEP partnership with the French Government.

“Our funding is pushed by the truth that a lot of the rural populace has one or two kinds of livestock which act as an financial buffer and a supply of emergency trade for money.

“We aim to ensure that our small-holding livestock farmers become commercially oriented so that they can respond to the growing demand for quality food from urban centres, the realities of climate change, and the fluctuating global economy. This will also ensure that their families have an adequate supply of animal proteins and enjoy improved livelihood,” he stated.

AbdulRazaq pledged to assist the agricultural initiative by facilitating the development and equipping of the Kwara NAITS centre by means of the LPRESS, and solicited extra collaborations with the Federal Government.



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