Northern governors tell Buhari to act fast on livestock programme
Nigeria’s 19 northern governors have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to speed up the national livestock programme.
In a communiqué signed by the chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, after their meeting in Kaduna on Monday, the governors said the programme would serve as a springboard in transiting from open grazing widely practised in the North.
“The forum also calls the federal government to expedite action on the well-established National Livestock Transformation Programme as a springboard in transiting from the open grazing system as widely practised in the North,” the communiqué stated.
In 2019, Mr Buhari’s regime introduced a 10-year National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) to end the open grazing and farmers-herders crisis.
The programme, expected to run from 2019 to 2028, is part of the federal government’s collaborative projects with states under the auspices of the National Economic Council.
The projects will be jointly executed by the federal and state governments, farmers, pastoralists, and private investors.
Nasarawa said it had started the programme.
More from Peoples Gazette
The cleric warned that the moment bandits are designated as terrorists, “Islamic for that matter, the direct foreign Jihadist movements will set in in force.”
“The federal government should declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security. Our major problem in Katsina state is the security challenges.”
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and five cabinet members of the ruling Transitional Sovereignty Council were taken into custody on Monday morning, per local media.
The crisis rocking the Lagos APC took another turn on October 16 with different aggrieved groups holding parallel state congresses in the state.
But Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman said his side was not inferior to Real Madrid on the night after losing 2-1 in the El Clasico match.
The celebrity bar man said the reality TV star stole his sister’s husband and was still threatening her.