Northern Governors React To Suspension Of RUGA Settlement For Fulani Herdsmen

The Northern Governors’ Forum has urged all stakeholders, especially in the North, to remain calm and be democratic in expressing their views about the suspended Ruga settlement project by the Federal Government.

The Forum Chairman and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, made the appeal in a statement he issued in Abuja, according to NAN.

Lalong urged all stakeholders to be democratic in their views, while allowing government to handle the matter.

He said that the forum was already reaching out to major stakeholders, particularly in the North, after receiving the position of the leadership of the Coalition of Northern Groups.

Lalong said that with the ensuing development following the announcement of the suspension of the initiative; it had become pertinent for him as Chairman of the forum to make clarifications on the true position in order to calm nerves.

The federal government, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of the planned Ruga settlement project.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Media aide, Bashir Ahmad confirmed the suspension on his verified Twitter handle.

He tweeted, “The federal government after consultations with stakeholders has suspended the Ruga Settlement Project, for now, Kebbi State Governor disclosed that after a meeting with Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.”

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