NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

RUGA: FG restrategises, may reintroduce scheme — Leaked Presidential Memo

By Moses Alao on 07/07/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 1,014

•Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari
•Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari

The last might not have been heard of the controversial RUGA settlement scheme, as reports emerged that the Federal Government may have begun to restrategise on how to reintroduce the scheme, which it recently suspended after public outcry.

A letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, addressed to the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave this indication away at the weekend.

According to the letter, dated 2 July, 2019, an implementation committee of the National Livestock Transformation Programme comprising representatives of the National Economic Council (NEC), National Food Security Council and Federal Executive Council as well as the minister is to be inaugurated to oversee the delivery of the national livestock transformation programme.

But the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, in an interview, said any attempt to foist RUGA scheme on the South-West would be resisted, because “it is unwarranted, needless and a dangerous policy. It is a policy that can break this nation, just as it has overheated the policy.”

Adams said the plan to establish RUGA settlement was an attempt to revisit an alleged jihadist agenda that was started in 1804.

“We didn’t see the policy as a way to settle the crisis of herdsmen. We saw it as a dangerous trend that was coming to our abode in the South-West. And we saw it as a way of imposing on us those who had been threatening our lives and properties. We called on the whole world that we didn’t want the RUGA settlement policy,” he added.

In a related development, the Yoruba Summit Group, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Chief Gboyega Adejumo, warned the Federal Government not reintroduce the RUGA scheme following its suspension.

•Excerpted from a Sunday Tribune report.

Source News Express

Posted 07/07/2019 12:21:40 PM





You may also like...
Kenyans are ‘experienced thieves’ —President Uhuru Kenyatta

Superbugs will kill nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050...

Substandard tyres: SON hires Keyamo to prosecute Chinese...

HIV and syphilis epidemic hits American city

Senate passes Financial Intelligence Bill in one week...

How persecution makes Saraki, Ekweremadu faces of democracy,...

Muslim group seeks Ramadan pardon for soldiers who...

World Bank wants more time to compile Abacha...

Iyanya dumps label for Mavin

It will be another day of haze and...

Senate to investigate Queen’s College deaths

Today’s weather outlook, By the Nigerian Meteorological Agency...


Latest News BREAKING: APC in early lead in Bayelsa governorship election Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat Ohanaeze loses ex-President KogiDecides2019: We shall record zero votes in areas where ballot boxes were snatched ― INEC Minimum Wage: We’re still negotiating with Labour ― Lagos Government Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu Nigerian security forces open fire on journalists, protesters Zik’s Lecture: Koroma, Obi, Nwobodo, others harp on purposeful migration EFCC nabs brothers for ‘dupping’ Yahoo Boys Nigeria is dying ― Prof. Utomi •Says elections since 1999 have been rigged Rape suit: No court imposed N1m fine on me ― Busola Dakolo Abia: Appeal Court affirms Gov. Ikpeazu’s election victory


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,807 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,315 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,444 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,768 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,653 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (281,174 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,797 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,990 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,531 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,926 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,431 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,117 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (109) Business & Economy (4,574) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,213) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (486) News (54,031) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,742) Religion (1,119) Sports (2,226) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera