Osinbajo Debunks Supervising Proposed Ruga Settlement in 36 States For Fulani Herdsmen

VP Yemi Osinbajo has debunked the claim
that his office was supervising the Federal Government Ruga settlement for the Fulani herdsmen in the 36 states in Nigeria .

The explanation as indicated by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande ended up important in spite of cases revealed in certain areas of the media, proposing that the Vice President's office was straightforwardly Supervising the establishment of Ruga.

Osinbajo Debunks Supervising Proposed Ruga Settlement in 36 States For Fulani Herdsmen

Akande in a statement in Abuja on Friday evening said, “The Ruga initiative is different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by State governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

” NEC on January 17, 2019, approved the plan based on the recommendations of a Technical Committee of the Council chaired by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State. Other State Governors on the committee and Working Group of NEC are those from Adamawa, Kaduna, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Oyo & Zamfara – mostly the frontline States in the Farmer-Herder crises.

“The National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) 2019-2028 is a programme to be implemented in 7 pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara (as decided by NEC in January), being States in the frontlines of the Farmer-Herder crises. Afterwards, six other States have indicated readiness to also implement the plan. They are Katsina, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo, and Edo states.”

Continuing he said,” The plan has six pillars through which it aims to transform the livestock production system in Nigeria along market oriented value chain while ensuring an atmosphere of peace and justice.

“The six key pillars include, economic investment, conflict resolution, justice and peace, humanitarian relief and early recovery, human capital development and cross-cutting issues such as gender, youth, research and information and strategic communication.
In all the Federal Government will not impose on any State government regarding its land.”


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