Gov Atiku Bagudu, the governor of Kebbi State and the Vice Chairman of National Food Security Council, reacting on the same issue on Wednesday, supports the Nigerian Federal government in her decision.
Bagudu speaking to NAN, “Ruga Settlements served as hamlets to the Fulanis for hundreds of years and did not constitute a new innovation aimed at bringing discord to other tribes in the country,” he said.
“The concept is aimed at settling Fulani nomads and other cattle rearers into a permanent abode to minimize migration from one place to another in a bid to eliminate conflicts between herdsmen and farmers,” Bagudu added.
In continuation, he said that apart from ending conflicts with farmers, the main aim for settling Fulani nomads in one place was to allow their livestock produce enough, thereby, meeting the meat/protein requirement of the country.
More so, governor Bagudu in his speech, exposed the falseness of the allegation that the federal government intended buying lands to be donated to a certain tribe at the disadvantage of others.
In conclusion, “My administration has shown the way for agricultural revival in Nigeria.
“The government will sustain support and encouragement to farmers to increase the production of both food and cash crops,” he said.