Federal Government Suspends Proposed RUGA Herdsmen Settlement.
Uploaded by Adekoya on July 3, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the implementation of the Ruga settlements project under the National Livestock Transformation Plan.
The suspension came while the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was holding a meeting with representatives of Governors from the six geo-political zones in the presidential villa, Abuja.
The Presidency is expected to issue an official statement on the development.
Suspension of the scheme and the meeting was not unconnected to the controversy generated by the implemention of the Ruga programme in some states of the federation.
Recall that the Presidency through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu had recently said that the Ruga settlements across the 36 states of the federation was aimed at bringing lasting solutions to the farmers/herders clashes and also to create jobs.