Edo State government also rejects Ruga settlement for herdsmen

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

/ by Joe Adams
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki
The Edo State Government has reacted to reports that it has adopted federal government’s plan to establish Fulani Ruga settlement in the state.

Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, In a statement described the report as false.

He said the agricultural plans of the state government have nothing to do with Ruga settlement, as these plans were developed long before Ruga settlement was hushed.

He therefore urged Edo people to disregard any contrary information circulated by the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other group or individual.

According to him, “In all the agricultural programmes being executed by the Obaseki administration, the safety, security and prosperity of our people are top priority and it is non-negotiable. We assure Edo people that Governor Obaseki will not cede their rights and land to anybody, as our programmes as a sovereign state do not run on the back of any external entity.”

“The Governor will continue to put the interest of Edo people first in all his policies and programmes, as he has demonstrated in the past two years and seven months,” he said.

The Federal Government had recently announced plans to establish Ruga settlements for herdsmen across the country. This move has generated a lot of controversies among Nigerians.

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