A coalition of Northern group has issued a 30-day final offer to various state governors who are against the RUGA settlement program, to reevaluate their choices right away.
Many state governors, especially in the South, have dismissed passionately the foundation of RUGA herders settlement in their states.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, July third, the representative of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, approached the Federal government to put a stop to the ”seething franticness” of certain governors restricting the RUGA strategy.
“While we warn all state governments that stand against the implementation of the RUGA Initiative to desist and give peace a chance, we place President Buhari and the Federal Government on notice that they must act to halt and completely stop this raging madness within 30-days beginning from today, Wednesday July 3rd. For the avoidance of doubt, we advice the Federal authorities and the Southern leaders to heed the 30 days notice, failing to, we will most definitely be left with no option than to consider resorting to our decisive next line of action” he said
He was however, silent on what its next line of action would be should the states fail to comply with the ultimatum.
Yesterday, the Federal Government announced the suspension of the RUGA programme. At a meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Executive Committee (NEC) announced the suspension of the programme. The group said the decision to suspend the plan follows a lack of consistency with the NEC and FG approved National Livestock Transformation Plan.