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Breaking News: Nigeria’s President Tinubu Establishes Ministry of Livestock Development

July 9, 2024

 

 

 

Abuja, July 9, 2024 — In a significant move to enhance Nigeria’s agricultural sector, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced the creation of the Ministry of Livestock Development on Tuesday. This new ministry is set to play a crucial role in overseeing the management and development of the country’s livestock resources.

The Ministry of Livestock Development will be responsible for the oversight of animals used for labor and the production of consumable products such as meat, eggs, and milk. This initiative aims to streamline the livestock sector, ensuring better resource management and increased productivity.

This announcement highlights the growing importance of the livestock sector in Nigeria’s economy, which contributes significantly to the nation’s agricultural GDP and serves as a vital source of livelihood for millions of Nigerians. However, the sector has faced numerous challenges, including inadequate infrastructure, limited access to veterinary services, and inefficient production practices.

By creating a dedicated ministry, President Tinubu’s administration aims to address these challenges directly. The ministry will focus on implementing policies and programs designed to improve livestock breeding, enhance veterinary care, and promote sustainable farming practices. Additionally, it will work on developing livestock markets, ensuring farmers have better access to markets and fair prices for their products.

Details about the structure and leadership of the Ministry of Livestock Development are still emerging. However, it is expected that the ministry will collaborate closely with existing agricultural and environmental bodies to achieve its goals. Further announcements from the presidency regarding the operational framework and strategic plans of the new ministry are anticipated.

This bold step by President Tinubu underscores his administration’s commitment to agricultural development and economic diversification. With the establishment of the Ministry of Livestock Development, Nigeria is poised to make significant strides in improving food security, creating jobs, and boosting the overall economy.

Details on the new ministry and its initiatives are expected to be released in the coming days. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

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