Dr Andrew Kwasari Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture on Friday said over 10 states are ready to implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).
Kwasari made this known at an Experience Sharing and Learning Conference on Farmer and Herder Conflicts in Nigeria’’ organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja.
He said that it was important that the media explained to Nigerians that NLTP is a government brainchild to be implemented over 10 years collaboratively with all states.
According to him the NLTP has six pillars that cover anything around justice, security, livelihood, peace, reconciliation and economic development in a systematic way that covers the interest of our pastoralists and crop farmers.
He added that So far all the 19 northern governors have solely committed to the NLTP and have found location they want to work to remodel the grazing reserves as areas for livestock production.
He explained that they surveys around specific grazing reserves and are completed in Gombe, Adamawa, Nassarawa, and Plateau.
Other states on line are Taraba, Niger and Benue have started too, all in conjunction with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other partners.