NLTP, if implemented will solve farmers-herders crisis – Lalong
The governor said this during an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.
He said the National Livestock Transformation Plan was conceived since the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan and has been used partially in handling farmer-herders crisis even in Plateau State.
“At that time, if the policy was well implemented, today we would not have been talking about the farmers-herdsmen crisis because that policy was well-drafted,” he said.
Lalong, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, said some people do not care about reading the plan because they believe it is for a particular ethnic group.
“The policy is still there, why don’t we go back and address this issue because it was specifically not only about grazing. It was to assist the farmers-herdsmen crisis and also empower the farmers and herdsmen to be kept in one place in the process of implementation,” he added.