Osibanjo Launches Livestock Project in Adamawa in spite of protests
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo was not discouraged by the protest in Gongoshi village of Mayo-Belwa council area of Adamawa and successfully inaugurated the National Livestock Transformation Plans (NLTP) in the state.
Although he commended the peaceful conduct of both parties, Osibanjo informed the protesters duly that the policy was part of the measures taken to tackle the clash between the farmers and herdsmen nationwide.
He reminded the people that the Federal Government could not appropriate lands from states for whatsoever reason because they officially lacked the power to do so.
The vice president removed the NLTP from the disbanded Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) settlement scheme, highlighting to them that it was the inaugurated project that was discussed and approved by the governors under his chairmanship of the National Economic Council (NEC).
He mentioned that the benefits were immense, strongly secure and economical, and pleaded with the chief executives of the seven states that had been accurately picked for the pilot project to give it a trial.
The governor expressed his determination to end conflicts in the state and therefore submitted that development could take place in the atmosphere of strife.