Igbaja (Kwara), Dec. 15, 2023: Mr Olusoji Oyawoye, the Kwara Project Coordinator of Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES), says the project will reduce recurrent herders and farmers conflicts in Nigeria.
Oyawoye stated this on Thursday in Igbaja, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara, during a sensitisation campaign to traditional rulers in the area.
He said the exercise is ongoing across the state on the objectives and in a bid for continuous drive to ensure a smooth implementation of the project.
The project coordinator opined that apart from minimising herders-farmers conflicts, it would also minimise rural-urban migration by creating job opportunities for the people in the livestock value chain.
“This is expected to provide windows of opportunities for market linkage as well as creating business opportunities for both direct and indirect investors in the state,” he said.
Oyawoye, who appreciated the traditional leaders for their dedication and commitment to the development of the state, solicited more support for the successful implementation of the project and others in their respective communities.
Responding on behalf of the council, Oba Ahmed Arepo II, who also double as the Chairman, Ifelodun Traditional Council, appreciated the administrations of President Bola Tinubu and Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the laudable project.
He assured that the traditional rulers under his leadership, would give the necessary support for the success of the project in the area.
In his contribution, the Olupako of Share, Oba Haruna Adegbite, who highlighted some of the impacts the project tend to make in the livestock sector of the country, urging the traditional rulers at the meeting to give the project the needed support.