Governor Atiku Bagudu has declared the RUGA settlement programme
remains the best option for settling nomads in a permanent abode and enhance
livestock production in the country.
Bagudu made the statement while conducting journalists round some Fulani settlements
in Jega Local Government Area on Tuesday.
‘’RUGA is just a Rural Grazing Area.
“It has been conceived long time ago to bring into one place nomads and their animals
for permanent settlement with all the necessary provision of pasture and grazing to improve
‘’It still remains the best option for settling nomads in a permanent abode and enhance livestock
production in the country,’’ the governor said.
He gave assurance that his administration would continue to provide basic amenities to all
Fulani settlements in the state.
‘’The amenities will include water, schools and health facilities in furtherance of our effort to
meeting the objectives of the RUGA Programme, ‘’ Bagudu said.
The governor urged the journalists to intensify public enlightenment on the
idea of the RUGA programme.
Some of the settlements visited were Runtu Birni Malam and Ingarje Jandutsi
in Jega Local Government.
Others were Kirya and Banbala in Suru Local Government Area.
A cross section of Fulani leaders expressed appreciation to the governor for
his fraternal visit and urged the state government to rehabilitate water facilities in their settlements. (NAN)