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Update: Buhari suspends Ruga programme

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 03, 2019, 05:51:29 PM
….as Osinbajo meets Govs in Aso Rock
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
 
ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the implementation of the Ruga settlements project under the National Livestock Transformation Plan.
The suspension came while the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was holding a meeting with representatives of governors from the six geo-political zones in the presidential villa, Abuja.
 
Presidency is expected to issue an official statement on the development.
Suspension of the scheme and the meeting was not unconnected to the controversy generated by the implemention of the Ruga programme in some states of the federation.
 
Already Vice President Osinbajo is currently meeting behind closed doors with representatives of Governors from six geo-political zones in the country.
Recall that the Presidency through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu had recently said that the Ruga settlements across the 36 states of the federation was aimed at bringing lasting solutions to the farmers/herders clashes and also to create jobs.
It was alleged that the office of the Vice President was directly Supervising the Ruga project but Prof. Osinbajo has through his spokesman, Laolu Akande denied having any knowledge of the project.
Debunking the insinuation that the Vice President is the brain behind the Ruga settlements, Akande said, “The National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) 2019-2028 is a programme to be implemented in seven pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara (as decided by NEC in January), being States in the frontlines of the Farmer-Herder crises. Afterwards, six other States have indicated readiness to also implement the plan. They are Katsina, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo, and Edo states.
“The plan has six pillars through which it aims to transform the livestock production system in Nigeria along market oriented value chain while ensuring an atmosphere of peace and justice.
“The six key pillars include: economic investment,  conflict resolution, justice and peace, humanitarian relief and early recovery, human capital development and cross-cutting issues such as gender, youth, research and information and strategic communication.”
Those at the meeting are governors of Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, Plateau, Simon Lalong and Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu and the Deputy Governor of Adamawa state, Martins Nasir.
The National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by State governors under the National Economic Council, NEC, is chaired by the Vice President.
NEC had on January 17, 2019, approved the plan based on the recommendations of a Technical Committee of the Council chaired by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.
Other State Governors on the committee and Working Group of NEC are those from Adamawa, Kaduna, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Oyo and Zamfara – mostly the frontline States in the Farmer-Herder crises.
Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande, had in a statement to exonerate the Vice President as being the brain behind Ruga implementation explained that:


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Re: Update:Buhari suspends Ruga programme

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 03, 2019, 05:55:46 PM
This news bring out more information about this programme that was not known before.
For example, the "pilot states" which was not known before is known now, and I doubt that some of them signed off on being the pilot states. Benue and Taraba states for example have existing anti-open grazing laws, and are bitterly against any of such large scale Fulani settlement.
How can they be part of the pilot then?

Re: Update:Buhari suspends Ruga programme

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 03, 2019, 05:58:46 PM
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NEC had on January 17, 2019, approved the plan based on the recommendations of a Technical Committee of the Council chaired by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.

It is also clearer now why governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has been speaking from all sides of his mouth on this issue.
He did not expect the bitter and stiff opposition to the idea from the Igbo nation, and is now like a kite with broken strings. He is floating and has no control, because his people will skin him alive if he ever gives any land to this fulanization agenda.

Re: Update:Buhari suspends Ruga programme

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 03, 2019, 06:05:55 PM
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Afterwards, six other States have indicated readiness to also implement the plan. They are Katsina, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo, and Edo states.

I cannot talk for Ondo state where Olu Falae was kidnapped in his farm approving his idea, especially when many Yoruba groups have kicked against it. But the South West is an APC controlled zone, and they can choose the program.

As for EDO state (an APC state), being next in line to implement Ruga, it is now clearer why Nnamdi Kanu has vehemently refused to add the state to his idea of a Biafran country. Edo's leaders play dire politics with the destiny of Edo people. Nnamdi Kanu has constantly stated that he doesn't want to recreate Nigeria in a new country. If a Ruga exists in Edo state, it can be assumed that it exists in the zone or region that Edo belongs in, and that is a concern for Kanu, and it is a reasonable concern.

Re: Update: Buhari suspends Ruga programme

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 03, 2019, 06:20:31 PM
As for Buhari suspending the program, I STRONGLY doubt it, because the agenda remains the same.
It is a 200 year agenda which has been rolling on unchallenged for much of that period.
So, he would likely change the name of the program, and try to implement it as surreptitiously as possible.
But it is too late now, because the indigenous peoples are awake now.

Worst for him and his Fulani jihadists, the Igbo nation is awake on several levels now: Ohanaeze, Igbo youths, Biafran activists, Biafran militants, EVERYONE in Igboland is awake, and will not sleep again until either a Biafran nation emerges, or the Fulani power in Nigeria is irreparably degraded, never to rise to what it is today again.

For years I kept wondering why God created the Igbo and placed them exactly where they are in Africa, and I couldn't fathom why. I now know that God created the Igbo to defend and protect all the ethnic groups in Eastern Nigeria who would have been wiped out for the resources under their feet.
Those pushing the "Quoran to the sea" agenda really only fear the Igbo of the East, and for good reasons.

Let's wait for the next name they will call the agenda.

Re: Update: Buhari suspends Ruga programme

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : July 04, 2019, 09:35:53 AM
My state stood different among South West state(Pdp Won here). So the cattle jargon can't happen here. And the governors of the state selling their people should beware of repercussion. They should remember Naboth didn't sell his Inherited Family land even despite a more eye catching reward involving both monetary and Landed properties from Ahab. God bless Nigeria.

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