Whether true or false, soon to be reputed or confirmed, the news of the indefinite suspension of the RUGA settlements that has generated so much ruckus in the shortest time among Nigerians is most heart warming!!!
As reported on PM News: “The Presidency has suspended the proposed establishment of Ruga settlements across the country.
The settlements, which were aimed at resolving farmers/herders clashes, had resulted in controversies across the country.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, said: ‘We the NEC committee on farmers/ herders crisis under the chairmanship of HE Mr Vice President met today to deliberate on the approved programme of National Economic Council (NEC) and Federal Government, tagged, ‘the National Livestock Transformation Programme’.
‘We are aware that today Mr. President has suspended the implementation of Ruga programme, initiated and being implemented by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, because it is not consistent with the NEC and Federal Government approved National Livestock Transformation plan which has programmes of rehabilitation of displaced IDPs, resulting from the crisis and also development of ranches in any willing state of the Federation. The word is ‘willing states’ of the federation.
‘The National Livestock Transformation plan, its beauty is that what NEC and Federal Government approved is a voluntary programme to all the 36 states who may like to participate.
So, it is not compulsory, it is for any state that is willing, will key into the programme”
Many battle plans were already in top gear, from the South East, South South, South West, Middle Belt and beyond the shores of Nigeria.
We hope those battle plans can be shelved for our true President to continue in peace, if really he won the 2019 Presidential elections, and is not soon to be upstaged by the law and our own peoples President and in-law, V.P Atiku Abubakar. We love Abubakar Atiku. We pray that the truest winner will become president after the Supreme court verdict.
But, for a listening President, a man of peace, we salute President Muhammadu Buhari for the RUGA suspensions.
Hopefully, if the server issues don’t pan out finally for PDP, pray to see a Buhari willing to rewrite the history of the nepotism, cabal over-rulings and selfish Fulani ethnic plots, and the poor economic planning of the past four years.
Here is to Buhari: Kudos!!!