Minutes after Tinubu Creates Federal Ministry of Livestock Development, Shehu Sani Reacts


The Federal Ministry of Livestock Development was established by President Bola Tinubu, and prominent Nigerian politician and former senator Shehu Sani has openly praised the decision.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Sani expressed his approval through a tweet on his verified Twitter account, highlighting the potential economic benefits and conflict resolution prospects associated with this new ministry.


In his tweet, Sani stated, “Federal Ministry of Livestock Development is a good idea. Livestock can now factor into the economic growth of the country instead of being a source of acrimony and territorial conflict.” This endorsement underscores the significance of the ministry in addressing long-standing issues related to livestock management in Nigeria.



President Tinubu’s administration announced the creation of the ministry during the inauguration of the Renewed Hope Livestock Reform Implementation Committee. The committee aims to implement reforms that will provide long-term solutions to the recurring clashes between farmers and herders. These conflicts have historically led to significant socio-economic disruptions and loss of lives across various regions in Nigeria.

The establishment of the Federal Ministry of Livestock Development follows a series of recommendations from the National Conference on Livestock Reforms and Mitigation of Associated Conflicts in Nigeria. The new ministry is expected to address various aspects of the livestock value chain, including production, processing, marketing, transportation, and security. This comprehensive approach is anticipated to enhance the livestock sector’s contribution to the nation’s economy while reducing conflict.

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) had previously called for the creation of a dedicated ministry for livestock. MACBAN President, Alhaji Baba Usman Ngelzarma, argued that a full-fledged ministry would holistically address livestock-related issues more effectively than legislative efforts alone.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>