NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

PDP BOT Chairman backs RUGA

By News Express on 13/08/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 538

•PDP BOT Chairman Senator Walid Jibrin
•PDP BOT Chairman Senator Walid Jibrin

Sen. Walid Jibrin, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged Nigerians to embrace the establishment of Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) programme of the Federal Government.

Jibrin told newsmen at his Nasarawa country home on Tuesday in Nasarawa State that the proposed settlement policy for herdsmen would promote peace and security in the country.

He also explained that the programme would boost food security and improve on the health and standard of living of rural communities.

Jibrin, who is also the Sarkin (leader) of Fulani in Nasarawa state, commended the federal government for introducing the RUGA programme in the country considering its importance.

“I am not in APC, I am a PDP chieftain. But when we talk of development and security, we should leave anything about politics, religion and tribe.

“Whoever is ruling in Nigeria, if he brings any programme that will do away with insecurity, killings.

“And will take care of the welfare of the people, I will go by that. My politics is not a do or die and I play politics without bitterness.

“That is why I am and we Fulani commends the Federal Government for introducing the RUGA project in the country.

“I and our tribe (Fulani) had embraced the programme. RUGA project include provision of hospitals, schools, water supply and electricity, among other facilities, which will have direct bearing on the lives of the herders.

“Apart from that, it will also tackle incessant farmers/herdsmen conflicts as well as boost food security in the country,” he said.

Jibrin also called on the Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups to embrace the programme in the interest of national development.

“About 12 states in the North have already embraced it and has already started the project including Nasarawa State.

“So, I am calling on the Southerners, the Igbos, the Yorubas, among others, to embrace it, evenhough the project is not compulsory.

“The project will keep the herdsmen one, safe and will improve on their welfare as some states in the South East have already promised to donate land for the project,” he noted.

He therefore called on all herdsmen and other Nigerians to shun armed robbery, kidnapping and other negative tendencies in the interest of peace and development.

The PDP BOT chairman also urged Nigerians to live peacefully irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political affiliation for develoment to reign. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 13/08/2019 7:30:31 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Airtel scales NCC’S Quality of Service hurdle

FirstBank launches contactless Naira MasterCard

Chiwetel Ejiofor shines again, wins another Best Actor...

APC Primaries: Oshiomhole, Obaseki head for showdown in...

Large quantities of fake and expired drugs, oil...

Nigerian pilgrim returns N485,000 found in public toilet...

Nigerian doctors ‘least paid globally’

Speeding vehicle kills mother, baby in Ogun

Anambra sports journalists decry lack of sports facilities...

Famous female drummer Ara mourns as father dies...

2 docked in Lagos over gay sex

Weather outlook for Thursday, July 18

 

Latest News BREAKING: Blow to Oshiomhole as IGP orders suspension of Edo APC Mega Rally 4 Nigerians, 11 others charged in US for $18m fraud scheme Tension in Edo over APC mega rally •Angry youths shake Benin City, set bonfires NUJ declares support for Punch Editorial on Buhari Yes, Wike has conquered River State, but there is hope — Tonye Princewill 14.3m Nigerians addicted to drugs, says health minister 45 doctors dump Anambra Teaching Hospital Nigerian bags 3rd highest national British honour The military that conquered Nigeria in 1966 still in effective control – Opadokun Army says video on soldiers killing work of IPOB Six people killed in Rivers community – Police Two INEC staff bag 21 years each for collecting bribe

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (571,681 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,538 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,481 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,475 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,811 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,161 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,298 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,382 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,817 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,342 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,008 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,378 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,620) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,157) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (498) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,321) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (514) News (55,167) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,882) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera