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President Tinubu Announces Creation of Ministry of Livestock Development



President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, July 9, announced the creation of the Federal Ministry of Livestock Development.

No minister has been announced yet for the new ministry.

The President announced the creation of the ministry at the State House, Abuja, while inaugurating the Renewed Hope Livestock Reform Implementation Committee.

The Committee is to be chaired by the President, with the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (EFCC), Attahiru Jega, as the Deputy Chairman.

The Committee is expected to propose recommendations aimed at fostering a peaceful co-existence between herders and farmers while ensuring the security and economic well-being of all Nigerians.

Present at the Inauguration were the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila amongst cabinet members.

Recall that President Tinubu on September 15, 2023, approved the establishment of the Presidential Committee dedicated to the reform of the livestock industry and the provision of long-term solutions to recurring clashes between herders and farmers in the country.

The setting up of the committee was sequel to the submission of a report from the National Conference on Livestock Reforms and Mitigation of Associated Conflicts in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians are wondering how the creation of a new ministry could be an option in the face of the rising cost of governance rather than strengthening the livestock department/agency in the ministry of agriculture.

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