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Miyetti Allah Hails Tinubu’s Creation Of Livestock Ministry

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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s establishment of the new Ministry of Livestock Development.

Association President, Alhaji Baba Othman-Ngelzarma, gave the commendation in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to Ngelzarma, the ministry would unlock the trillion naira livestock economy, apart from creating qualitative and productive jobs across the livestock value chain to improve the Nigerian economy.

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The statement read: “With this development, MACBAN believes, the hope of the Nigerian pastoralists is now achieved under the Renew Hope Agenda.

“The promise made by President Tinubu, to raise the productive capacity of Nigerian agriculture to ensure food security is being fulfilled.

“We as an association had for years been agitating tooth and nail to actualise the creation of a stand-alone ministry to modernise livestock production system in line with global best practices.”

Othman-Ngelzarma pledged support to the Federal Government to turn livestock production into a foreign exchange earner, and reduce the farmer/herder conflicts, alongside its related security challenges.

He said: “On behalf of the Chairman and members Board of Trustees of MACBAN, his Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and entire members of the Cattle Breeders association of Nigeria across the nation heartily congratulate the President and Commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed forces for this wonderful development.”

Tinubu on Tuesday announced the creation of the Ministry of Livestock Development.

The President made the declaration during the inauguration of the Renewed Hope Livestock Reform Implementation Committee at the Council Chambers of the ge regain freedom

Tinubu, who is the Chairman of the committee, has former INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, as hi deputy.

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