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We want any Gov who reject Ruga to be punished, says Miyetti Allah

“Any governor that does not want RUGA settlement in his state is a lover of crisis and doesn’t want farmers-herders clashes to end in Nigeria. Such governors will like the crises to continue in order to be collecting security votes from FG.

Monday, July 8, 2019

/ by Joe Adams
Miyetti Allah chieftain, Mohammed Huseni
Chairman of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Nasarawa State chapter, Alhaji Muhammad Huseni, has said that any governor who refuses to accept the Federal Government’s proposed plan to build RUGA settlements for Fulani in their state does not want peace, but they “wants crisis to continue.”

He said that any governor who reject the Ruga project should be punished by the federal government.

The federal government had proposed establishment of Ruga settlement for Fulani as a means to end the incessant clashes between farmers and herders.



It, however, suspended the programme following public outcry, saying the initiative lacks consistency with its national livestock transformation plan.

But reacting in an interview with Sunday Tribune in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, Huseni stated that the RUGA project across the 36 states of the federation would curb incessant farmers-herders crisis.

He urged stakeholders across the country to join other governors by keying into the programme for a lasting solution to the lingering crisis in their states.



“Any governor that does not want RUGA settlement in his state is a lover of crisis and doesn’t want farmers-herders clashes to end in Nigeria. Such governors will like the crises to continue in order to be collecting security votes from FG.

“But we are suggesting to the Federal Government to penalise any governor who is not ready for the RUGA project in his state,” he stated

According to the chairman, the Fulani in Nasarawa State were fully prepared and in support of the government plan, pleading with other tribes who have negative impressions about the scheme to have a change of mind.


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