Nigeria to subsidise Livestock Farming

By Ben Adam Shemang

The Nigerian and State governments are to subsidise livestock farming in Nigeria.

As the nation’s oil keeps dwindling, the government is also taking urgent steps to increase the revenue profile hence the need to promote livestock farming.

The Plateau State Governor, Mr Simon Lalong has said in Abuja.

Governor Lalong stated that   ranches would be created to promote this aspect of agriculture in plateau state.

“Government has already held consultations with religious, traditional and opinion leaders and they have all accepted that cattle ranches are better that grazing reserves,” he said.

Money yielding venture
Governor Lalong called on youths in the state to key into the project which he described as ‘money yielding venture’ and capable of employing quite a large number of the unemployed.

In terms of the revenue profile of Plateau State, the governor said that his government would not continue to depend on the Nigerian government forever.

 “I have to move out from depending on the government. For now, agriculture has come in handy. Bail out from the Nigerian government will not last forever,” he stressed.

Governor Lalong called on both local and international investors, to invest in plateau which is crebled as ‘Home of Peace and Tourism.’