Bauchi residents beg FG to abandon RUGA, focus on education, jobs


By Charles Agwam

Residents of Bauchi have expressed displeasure over the temporary ban by the federal government of its RUGA policy, a programme the federal government says will help to end herders/farmers conflict across the nation.

Herdsmen along with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 10, 2019. – Kara cattle market in Agege, Lagos is one of the largest of West Africa receiving thousands of cows weekly due to the massive consumption of meat in Lagos area. (Photo / AFP)

While calling for a ‘more inclusive solution’ that takes into account the interests of all stakeholders, Bauchi residents say the federal government should focus on collaborating with the State government to save the collapsing education system and create jobs for women and youths in the State.

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Speaking to Vanguard, a pepper trader at Wunti market in Bauchi, Aminu Shittu said he would support a more acceptable…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper