The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) on Thursday said it has decided to import a holistic approach to tackle some challenges in the northern region of the country.
The Governor of Plateau state, Mr Simon Lalong, who is also the chairman of the forum stated this at the end of the NGF emergency meeting in Kaduna yesterday.
Lalong said the governors discussed issues of common interest, particularly development of the Agricultural sector; being the economic live wire of the region.
He added that the forum National Livestock Transformation Programme was meant to provide a mechanism for peacefull dialogue and reconciliation in crisis communities in order to have a harmonious and mutually beneficial region.
Speaking further, Lalong explained that, the current challenges of insecurity, which seems to be persisting despite concerted effort by all tires of government, was also deliberated upon at the meeting.
He therefore revealed that the forum adopted the Livestock Transformation plan which includes modernising pastoral activities.
He also encouraged states not included in the pilot scheme to endeavour to join as soon as possible.
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