- Some students of Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUS) Sokoto call on the federal government to establish Ruga settlements across the 36 states of the federation
- The undergraduates say the establishment of Ruga settlements will serve as the solution to the menace of the farmer-herder conflicts bedeviling the nation
- In a related report, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa affirms that the Ruga initiative for herdsmen is suspended, pending when all necessary measures are put in place
Some students of the Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUS) Sokoto have staged a protest in support of the establishment of the Ruga settlements across the 36 states of the federation.
The Nation reports that the protesting students who held placards with various inscriptions backing the establishment of the Ruga settlements demonstrated along major highways in Sokoto state on Saturday, July 13.
The various inscriptions on the placards which were written in Hausa, Fulfulde and English advocated for the establishment of the Ruga initiative as a solution to the menace of the farmer-herder conflicts bedeviling the nation.
In a related report Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa has affirmed that the Ruga initiative for herdsmen was only suspended, pending when all necessary measures are put in place.
The governor noted that whether Ruga or ranching, the aim of the initiative is to improve the general well-being of the general public as well as those in the business, Leadership reports
Legit.ng gathered that Badaru, however, insisted that the project was not a privilege, but a right for those in business.
However, the founder of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Edwin Clark, has warned the federal government against bringing back the suspended Ruga settlement policy.
The elder statesman said that the reintroduction of the policy could lead to the breakdown of the country, This Day reports.
He said that the country will not be able to stand the policy which he described as wicked and unacceptable.
He made this known to newsmen on Monday, July 8, in Abuja, adding that the country belongs to everyone.
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