Governor Matawalle Says Zamfara Welcomes Buhari’s RUGA Fulani Settlements

Governor Matawalle Says Zamfara Welcomes Buhari’s RUGA Fulani Settlements

By Wires Editor | The Trent on July 31, 2019
Bello Matawallen
Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara

Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara state has assured that his administration will implement the controversial Fulani cattle settlement, known as Ruga, in the state.

He told State House correspondents after a participating in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Sunday, July 28, 2019, that there was no question about his government’s resolve to set up the venture.

The Governor explained that the state will adopt the measure as a strategy to address farmers/herders clashes and other development challenges in the state.

Matawalle, elected under the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said: “In Zamfara, we will adopt Ruga in our strategy to address the herders/farmers crisis.

“It is a developmental project on ranch and we are ready for it.”

Also speaking with State House correspondents, Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, assured that efforts are on to tackle the insecurity in the North.

He recalled that as the Chairman of Northern Governors Forum, he has already set up a committee to convene a regional summit on insecurity.

Lalong said action was also being taken to address the poor state of education in the area.

The Plateau Governor added: “Very soon, I will convene the northern summit for us to collectively discuss because at the northern governors forum I have already set up a committee chaired by the governor of Katsina to look at generally insecurity in the north.

“We also set up another committee to look at education in the north and then the prospect of an economic summit for North.”

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