Tinubu Appoints Jega to Lead Livestock Reforms Committee, Vows to End Conflicts and Boost Agriculture

Tinubu Appoints Jega to Lead Livestock Reforms Committee, Vows to End Conflicts and Boost Agriculture
President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday inaugurated the Presidential Committee on Implementation of Livestock Reforms, appointing former INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega as Co-Chairman. The committee aims to address obstacles in the livestock-farming value chain, benefiting farmers, herders, processors, and distributors.

President Tinubu emphasized the need for collective efforts from members, drawn from the public and private sectors, state governors, and all Nigerians. He appealed for the removal of partisan politics, stressing that the reforms are about opportunity and the nation's prosperity.

The President thanked APC National Chairman Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje for assembling experts to activate opportunities in the livestock sector.

 He announced the creation of a Ministry of Livestock Development to explore the sector's potential.

President Tinubu noted that traditional livestock farming methods need review and repositioning with stakeholders' support to open up new opportunities. 

He tasked the Attorney-General with removing legal obstacles and the Minister of Communication with providing automation support.

The President emphasized the reforms' comprehensive and collective nature, urging stakeholders' support. He highlighted the dairy industry's contribution to nutrition and food security and the need for efficient cold-chain logistics.

The President expressed optimism that the reforms will boost agricultural productivity, enhance export opportunities, and stimulate economic growth. He thanked the APC National Chairman for his initiative and leadership.

The former Chairman of the committee, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, thanked the President for taking further action and promised to surpass expectations and bring succour to Nigerians.

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