RUGA Was Jonathan's Idea, He Budgeted N10BN For It - Lalong

Date: 02-07-2019 6:52 am (1 year ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan budgeted N10 billion for Ruga settlements.

In a chat with State House correspondents on Monday, said had Jonathan implemented the plan the country wouldn’t be experiencing the dire security situation prevalent today.

“The fact that federal government is bringing subsidy was a request from the committee chaired by Mr Vice President. Goodluck Jonathan did it and he budgeted about N10 billion but we didn’t see the money. If he had done that at that time, we would not be fighting insecurity between herders and farmers today,” he said.

Lalong said contrary to reports that states were being coerced to be part of the Ruga programme, those on the project actually applied to be part of it.

He added that each state adopted the name it chose to call the programme, explaining that the name Ruga is not general.

Lalong, who met with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the herdsmen/farmers committee, headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, had agreed that the only solution that can address some of the security issues between herdsmen and farmers is the ranching policy.

He described the controversy as “needless”, and hailed Buhari for not “imposing it on states”.


Posted: at 2-07-2019 06:52 AM (1 year ago) | Hero
- maizaxx at 2-07-2019 07:27 AM (1 year ago)
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We are surely treading on a keg of gun powder. If government will be involved in ranching then they should be involved in farming and trading.
They should provide land for farmers and traders so that we can have a balanced polity.
Posted: at 2-07-2019 07:27 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kelemann at 2-07-2019 08:35 AM (1 year ago)
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These mumu apc people na waa. Must they involve Goodluck Jonathan in every that goes wrong for their party. They just want to destroy this nation by all means. May God save us.
Posted: at 2-07-2019 08:35 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SweetDaddy1 at 2-07-2019 09:23 AM (1 year ago)
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If Buhari APC have no idea other than that of Jonathan then they should beg GEJ to replace their leader. Here we have a government that has never done anything right for the past 4 years. From change to another level of kidnappings, Robbery, Terrorism and fund looting.
Posted: at 2-07-2019 09:23 AM (1 year ago) | Gistmaniac
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