Osinbajo – National Livestock Transformation Plan is different from RUGA

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Adamawa state on Tuesday to launch the State-adopted model of the National Livestock Transformation Plan NLTP.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo while explaining NLTP disclosed that it is different from RUGA which was halted by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.

He disclosed that the NLTP is a plan designed to accelerate the pace and scope of change in Nigeria’s agricultural system.

Below is his full statement,

The National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) is an initiative of the National Economic Council headed by myself with all the State Governors as members. It is a comprehensive policy plan designed to accelerate the pace and scope of change in Nigeria’s agricultural system.

The #NLTP aims to build an ecosystem for Livestock production, peaceful coexistence, economic development and food security. The NLTP is a product of consultations among different stakeholders- State Governors, Community leaders, Farmers, Herders and other relevant persons.

Each state is responsible for a suitable delivery mechanism for the NLTP. Basically, each state decides on what works for their state. There is no land grab but a win-win system where both farmers and herders benefit economically and the age-long conflict and tension stop.

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