Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, has described Ruga settlement as a programme that needs to be embraced by any interested states and not to be enforced on non-interested states in the country.
According to Ganduje, RUGA should not have been the programme of the federal government but rather for any states with the interest of the Fulani herdsmen whose economic relevance is not in doubt.
The governor stated this while addressing reporters in Sokoto after attending the wedding of the son of the former Governor of Kano State, Senator Kabiru Gaya in Sokoto on Saturday.
He said, “I think the suspended programme was really misunderstood. Ruga is supposed to be for a state where Fulani’s are residents, you can not implement Ruga where the indigenes are not Fulani. The programme should be for those states that will cater for Fulanis, and the issue of herdsmen should be that of social-economic issues and not a social-cultural issue.
“That is why in Kano state,…
Source: Linda Ikeji