Nigeria Government Suspends RUGA Settlements For Herdsmen

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The decision of the Federal Government to suspend the Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) settlements for herdsmen has drawn reactions from some Nigerians. The initiative, according the President Muhammadu Buhari, will address herders and farmers clashes across the nation.

State governors particularly from the southern part of the country rejected the plan. Some suggested that the initiative be established in the North while the South grow grass and send to the settlements in exchange of cows for consumption.

The government who said the initiative is optional for interested states has reportedly suspended the plan till further notice. The decision was reached after Mr Buhari met with some state governors on Wednesday.

Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, while reacting likened the move to that of a diffused landmine.