The NGF also urged other governors in other parts of the country to follow suit.
This was just as the NGF’s Chairman, Simon Lalong, also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of other governors on his victory at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which validated his victory at the February presidential poll.
In the communiqué he read out on behalf of the his colleagues, the chairman, who is also the Plateau State Governor, said the National Livestock Transformation Plan would ensure peace and stability in the region as well as resettle “dislocated populations in the key conflict zones to enable them to become part of the agricultural modernisation process.”
“The forum therefore adopted the National Livestock Transformation Plan which lays out a clear path for modernising pastoral activities.”
According to Lalong, the plan will further encourage other states not included as pilot states to endeavour to join the plan/programme.
On insecurity, he expressed the forum’s unwavering determination to rescue the region and reposition it to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people, especially in the areas of security economic and social development
The NGF’s chairman said, “The Northern States Governors’ Forum convened an emergency meeting to discuss some topical issues of common interest, particularly development of the agricultural sector being the economic livewire of the region.