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Fed Govt to Streamline Livestock Programmes, Policies

 The federal government has said it would streamline the livestock development programmes and policies for effective management of the sector, adding that it would further assist in addressing conflict with farmers.

 The minister of agriculture and rural development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, who made this known   in Abuja during the launch of advancing local dairy development in Nigeria , said the livestock industry is worth over N30 trillion and contributes about 17 percent to the gross domestic product (GDP).

 Alhaji Nanono, lamenting that the public and private sectors do not take the livestock sub-sector serious, said the government was ready to partner investors to boost local dairy production to cut importation.

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 On the objectives and expected outcomes of the programme, the national team leader, Aldin, Sahel consulting, Mr Ernest Ihedigbo, said it would create an enabling environment for local sourcing through engagements with government and relevant private sector stakeholders.

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