States That Need To Implement RUGA Settlement Initiative – Gov. Ganduje Reveals
“So States, where indigenes are not Fulani, cannot be asked to implement RUGA, as such it is for states that can cater to the Fulanis and wish to improve their herdsmanship.”
The Governor of Kano State Gov. Abdullahi Gandjue has further cleared the air on the controversial RUGA settlement Initiative.
Speaking at the wedding ceremony of the son of Sen. Kabiru Gaya, Ibrahim Khalil in Sokoto on Saturday, Ganduje said RUGA settlement will not be implemented in states where Fulani are not indigenes.
He said the RUGA was targeted at states where herdmanship can be a socio-economic investment, adding that it’s not a socio-cultural issue.
“So States, where indigenes are not Fulani, cannot be asked to implement RUGA, as such it is for states that can cater to the Fulanis and wish to improve their herdsmanship.
“That is why we are developing RUGA in Kano state so that Fulani people can be in one place and enjoy all the social services like other people of the state.
“The type of herdsmanship the Fulanis are doing now will be improved, so that they can produce more cows, more milk and ensure more economic prosperity to themselves,” Ganduje said.
The governor said there should be a plan to ban the seasonal migration to the central and southern parts of Nigeria in order to improve the standard of living of the Fulani people.
“No better way to improve their lives if you don’t prevent their migration from the north to the central and southern parts of Nigeria.
“Fulani migration should be banned otherwise they would continue to suffer and the security challenges in the country would continue to exist,” he added.