RUGA Is The Best Option For Nigeria – Gov. Bagudu

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

animal husbandry.

‘’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)

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