The Presidency on Tuesday clarified that the National Livestock
Transformation Plan of the Federal Government has not been suspended.

While
advising Nigerians not to worry about the 30-day ultimatum given by the
Coalition of Northern Groups over the suspension of the nationwide
implementation of the Ruga settlement for Fulani herders, the Presidency
advised the CNG to respect the Office of the President which, it said,
took the decision in national interest.

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The Senior Policy Adviser
(Agriculture Interventions Coordination) in the Office of the Vice
President, Dr. Andrew Kwasari, stated this in an interview with
journalists in Abuja during a training session organised for the
executives of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and
its executives in eight states considered to be flashpoints.

The
training programme which was jointly organised by the Centre for
Humanitarian Dialogue had as its theme: “Dialogue and Negotiations: Why,
When and How To Be Effective.”

Kwasari said, “No, the National
Livestock Transformation Plan has not been suspended; in fact, it has
been enhanced because Mr. President, in his wisdom, has spoken and
directed that this is the plan that we should be working around to
implement.

“We will need an all-encompassing committee of the
National Economic Council, National Food Security Council, and Federal
Executive Council working together to deliver this plan. So, for us,
this is the type of leadership that the country needs. So, there is no
mention of suspension whatsoever for the NLTP.”

Source:- Punchng

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