Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, has constituted 12 man committee for the implementation of National Life Transformation Committee, NLTP in the state.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi made the declaration during the visit of NLTP team tled by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Agriculture, Dr Andrew Kwasari.
Akeredolu said the Federal Government livestock transformation plan is in the interest of the farmers, herders and consumers in the country.
He said, “The step of the Federal Government on the national livestock transformation plan is in the right direction as it will tackle the myriads of challenges facing the people in the country.
“And Ondo state government will always continue to support the effort of the Federal Government to transform the lives of the people of the country.
“Some of the steps taken by the Akeredolu’s administration included the disbursement of N200 million loan to poultry farmers and the establishment of 500,000 eggs /day processing plant.
“State Pig Village is in the offing while the state government has developed the homestead cattle rearing arrangement,” he said.
The governor justified the total ban on the importation of food items into the country by the Federal Government, saying this would boost food production and increase the earning of farmers.
Kwasari, leader of the team, noted that the Federal Government had put in place a 10-year livestock transformation plan with two options of pastoral pilot scheme mostly subscribed to by states in the North and the ranching option, which Ondo state had signified willingness to join.
According to him, the plan aims to address incessant farmers/herder clashes as it will bring about transformation by gradually introducing pastoral on better ways ranching.
He said that the mission of his team in the state was to train the committee set up by the state government on how to drive the programme in the state.