By Sunny A. David
Governors from the South Eastern part of Nigeria have finally declared their support for the National Livestock Transformation plan of the Federal Government.
Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi, announced the support on Monday in Abakaliki during the swearing of his former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) , Emmanuel Uzor, as his Special Assistant (SA) on Fruits and Food Market Management, and some other new appointees of his government.
Engr. Umahi’s statement of support on behalf of the governor’s of the zone has put to rest insinuations in some sections of the media that governors from the zone were opposed to the scheme.
It would be recalled that Governor Umahi had sacked his Chief Press Secretary following a media report he made saying that governors from the zone were opposed to the scheme.
While sacking the former CPS, GovernorUmahi described the report as embarrassing and regrettable. But while stating the position of Governors from the zone, Umahi said his colleagues were in support of the scheme but it was not compulsory for all States.
He said “while I needed you to continue with us is because I consider what happened as a mistake. South-East Governor’s support National Livestock Transformation Program, but the scheme is not compulsory for every State”