By DUMAH RANDONG
GOVERNOR Simon Lalong of Plateau State has charged participants at the training programme for the implementation of the Pilot Project under the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) to take the training seriously as the success of the programme depended on them.
Lalong who gave the charge while declaring open a 2-day training designed for Plateau State Livestock Transformation Officers and Project Management Officers held at the Jos Business School, commended the Federal government for the take off of the project.
The governor represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden said the practical implementation of the programme which has been in the pipe line for the past three years would enhance national security, welfare of the people as well as promote harmonious co-existence among the people.
Lalong explained that the state has been one of those in the forefront of advocating for the ranching programme and implored the programme officers who were selected out of the millions of people to anchor the programme to justify the trust reposed on them by contributing their quota to nation building.
He assured of government readiness to support the programme to succeed noting that giving the spirit the state Livestock Transformation Officers and project management officers have shown right from the beginning, success will be achieved.
Responding, a resource person from the National Livestock Transformation Plan, Dr. Andrew Kwasari expressed the zeal and commitment of the participants to the training programme in order achieve success.
Our correspondent reports that participants were expected to be trained on the role of community dialogue in National Livestock Transportation Programme sensitization, inclusion and local level peace building as well as ranching options and requirements on delivering the economic core, small groups exercise and feedback among other topics.
The training programme which had six modules, had Dr. Chris Kwaja, as one of the resource persons who took participants through the topic, infrastructure for peace, Mr. Aondoaver Kuthuh, security, justice and rule of law.
Others were Dr. Andrew Kwasari from the National Livestock Transportation Plan on how to attract investors, finance opportunities, developing state specific business cases as well as preparing a state investors meeting while Ibrahim Hassan of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue focused on the role of community dialogue in national transformation plan sensitization, inclusion and local level peace building.
Our correspondent also reports that the state Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden is the chairman of the state Livestock Transformation Project.