In order to find a lasting solution to farmers/herders crisis, the National Economic Council, has endorsed Plateau, Adamawa and Nasarawa States as the kickoff grounds for the Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the governor of Ebonyi State, Mr. Dave Umahi, after he met with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja.
According to the governor, the Livestock Plan, which is a proposal from the National Economic Council (NEC), is going to take effect in only states willing to donate lands for grazing reserves and other facilities.
He asserted the federal government’s readiness to responsibility for the development of the areas the states have earmarked as reserves.
In his words: “We are getting there. We’ve pencilled down three states that we’ve evaluated: Adamawa, Plateau and Nassarawa. So, we’re going ahead to ask them to submit their programmes and costing for implementation.
“This programme is going to resolve to a very large extent the farmers-herders conflict. So, if we revive some of the grazing reserves, especially in the north, for willing states, we’re going to see this conflict come down,” the governor stated.