Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu has declared the RUGA settlement programme remains the best option for settling nomads in a permanent abode and enhance livestock production in the country.
Bagudu made the statement while conducting journalists round some Fulani settlements in Jega Local Government Area on Tuesday.
‘’RUGA is just a Rural Grazing Area.
“It has been conceived long time ago to bring into one place nomads and their animals for permanent settlement with all the necessary provision of pasture and grazing to improve animal husbandry.
‘’It still remains the best option for settling nomads in a permanent abode and enhance livestock production in the country,’’ the governor said.
He gave assurance that his administration would continue to provide basic amenities to all Fulani settlements in the state.
‘’The amenities will include water, schools and health facilities in furtherance of our effort to meeting the objectives of the RUGA Programme, ‘’ Bagudu said.
The governor urged the journalists to intensify public enlightenment on the idea of the RUGA programme.
Some of the settlements visited were Runtu Birni Malam and Ingarje Jandutsi in Jega Local Government.
Others were Kirya and Banbala in Suru Local Government Area.
A cross section of Fulani leaders expressed appreciation to the governor for his fraternal visit and urged the state government to rehabilitate water facilities in their settlements. (NAN).
Edo Assembly Orders Closure Of Bank Accounts
Edo Assembly has ordered closure of all accounts of the House.
The new Speaker Victor Edoror gave the directive at its first sitting in Benin.
He also told the executives to stay clear of activities of the House.
Edo Assembly Swears In 12 APC Members In An Undisclosed Location
Twelve members of the Edo state house of Assembly loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC have been sworn-in on Wednesday at an undisclosed location in Edo state.
It will be recalled that the Governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki ordered a ‘renovation’ of the Edo state house of assembly on Wednesday afternoon in order to quell an alleged plot to impeach him.
For several months now, Obaseki has actively worked to prevent the inauguration of the lawmakers in order to maintain ‘control’ over the assembly.
Following a fallout with his predecessor, Adams Oshiomole, Obaseki ensured that the lawmakers were not inaugurated in order to prevent Oshiomhole’s loyalists from taking control of the state legislature.
Below are photographs from the swearing-in ceremony.
Edo Assembly Shut Down, Roofs Removed As Obaseki Fingers Oshiomhole, Uzodinma In Police Invasion
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has accused his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of being responsible for the police invasion of the state’s House of Assembly on Thursday.
Obaseki accused Oshiomhole and Uzodinma of trying to cause tension in Edo ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.
The governor spoke to BBC Pidgin through his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, on Thursday.
Obaseki and the Edo Assembly Speaker were said to have stormed the complex and ordered the police out of the premises to prevent “forceful takeover” of the assembly.
According to reports, the speaker subsequently gave an order of no entry into the assembly complex.
It was learnt that shortly after Obaseki and the speaker left the complex, some trucks started to deliver stones and sands at the premises.
Some youths were also seen pulling down the roofs of the assembly complex to indicate commencement of renovation work at the premises.
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