Kebbi state to develop 3,000 RUGA settlements to address farmers/herders conflict

Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu has said his administration has commenced the provision of social amenities to about 3,000 RUGA settlements across the state.

He disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

Bagudu, said the state government was providing schools, water, healthcare and veterinary services to uplift the quality of life of the herders as well as to check possible farmers/herdsmen conflicts in the state.

The governor described as unfortunate the controversy generated by the proposed implementation of the RUGA policy in some parts of the country.

According to him, RUGA is not a Fulani or Hausa word, explaining that it is an acronym given to Nigeria by its colonialists for Rural Grazing Area.

The governor dismissed the assertion that the RUGA policy was being forced on state governments by the Federal Government.

He therefore, advised all his colleagues to key into the Buhari administration’s call for diversification to boost their internally generated revenue.

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