- The Zamfara govt will inaugurate Ruga project in the state as part of celebrations to mark 100 days in office of Governor Bello Matawalle
- According to the state govt, its Ruga project is wider in scope than the original plan of the federal government
- Free medical services, drugs as well as fertiliser would also be provided to some selected existing Fulani settlements, during the celebration
The Zamfara state government says it will inaugurate Ruga project in the state as part of celebrations to mark 100 days in office of Governor Bello Matawalle.
The secretary to the state government, Bala Maru, announced this at a news conference on Monday, August 26 in Gusau, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he said the governor will formally launch the Ruga settlement which the state government had already allocated 100 hectares of land from each of the three senatorial districts of the state.
He said the Ruga project in the state was wider in scope than the original plan of the federal government.
Maru said September 2 to 6 has been set aside for the celebration, where the state would showcase its rich culture to the rest of the world.
He said that the administration has every reason to celebrate as it was common knowledge that a lot has been achieved in spite of the security challenges.
The SSG said that free medical services, drugs as well as fertiliser would be provided to some selected existing Fulani settlements during the period.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Bello Matawalle said he would pardon 100 Fulani people who were imprisoned over banditry in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.
The disclosure was made by the senior special assistant to the governor on media, Zaila Bappa, who said his principal stated this when he received representatives of the Fulani community in Zamfara.
Matawalle expressed displeasure that Fulanis “are now termed as terrorists, worse than Boko Haram”.
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