No RUGA in Ebonyi, South East, Umahi insists

Posted by News Express | 16 December 2019 | 560 times

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Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi has reiterated that nobody in the state and the South-East as a whole was considering Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) for herdsmen.

Umahi said people were playing politics with the security of the state using RUGA to sell their dummy and warned against it.

He described Ebonyi as the safest in the country as according to him, the hunters were being hunted. Umahi spoke during presentation of 2020 budget to the state Assembly at the Assembly complex, Nkaliki in Abakaliki local government area of the state.

He said: “I can boldly say that our state is the safest state because the hunters are now being hunted. We have constituted farmers/ herders committee and they hold regular meeting to ensure that they live in peace

“This committee is further decentralized in each of the local government and Development centre resolve all herders and farmers conflict. “I want to advise those that want to play politics with the security of this state to look for another opportunity.

I have said it before now that nobody in Ebonyi State or South- East is considering any RUGA. We have not talked about that, we have not given any land for it. and so those who are playing cheap politics instead of going to farm to farm and get something, should look for another opportunity.” (New Telegraph)


Source: News Express

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