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Nigerians Protest Establishment of Ruga Settlements for Herdsmen



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The Nigerian government has commenced the establishment of Ruga settlements for herdsmen across 11 states across the country and citizens are not having it.

Despite the public outcry, senior officials in the ministry said that the Federal  Government is determined to go ahead with the  project, particularly in the South.  According to Punch, a senior official at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) said that:

“The pilot states for its implementation are Sokoto, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kogi, Taraba, Katsina, Plateau, Kebbi, Zamfara and Niger. They are actually 11 in number and the governors of these states are coming to the ministry to learn how the Ruga settlements will be implemented.”

This new development has garnered mixed reactions from Nigerians who claim that the Federal government should ‘establish this only in the North’ and ‘establish agricultural projects in the geopolitical zones based on what they produce.’

Using the hashtag #SayNoToRuga, Nigerians have expressed their displeasure on their social media platforms.

Read the tweets:

— Joi (@joidbg) June 30, 2019

1 Comment

  1. Oyin

    July 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Wow is this really happening?

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