President Tinubu Establishes Livestock Ministry, Inaugurates Committee To Stop Farmers-Herders Clashes

President Bola Tinubu inaugurated the Renewed Hope Livestock Reform Implementation Committee at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Plateau News, the committee aims to provide lasting solutions to the frequent clashes between farmers and herders in different parts of the country.

President Tinubu chairs the committee, with former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, serving as co-chairman. During the inauguration, President Tinubu also announced the creation of the Ministry of Livestock Development.

Notable government officials present at the inauguration included Vice President Kashim Shettima, Secretary to the Government of the Federation George Akume, and Chief of Staff to the President Femi Gbajabiamila, among other cabinet members.

On September 15, 2023, President Tinubu approved the establishment of the Presidential Committee dedicated to reforming the livestock industry and providing long-term solutions to the recurring clashes between herders and farmers.

This decision followed the submission of a report from the National Conference on Livestock Reforms and Mitigation of Associated Conflicts in Nigeria.

The President has yet to announce a Minister for the newly created Ministry of Livestock Development.

Details to follow…