RUGA was not proposed by the NGF.- Fayemi
AMID the raging controversy over the commencement of the
establishment of Ruga settlements for herdsmen across Nigeria, Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and Ekiti State governor, Mr.Kayode Fayemi has said the creation of the communities was not proposed by the NGF.
He also said that accepting the proposal is voluntary, adding that Ruga is the brainchild of the National Food Security Council.
Fayemi further said he was surprised that Taraba State governor, Mr Darius
Ishiaku, kicked against Ruga, adding that the governor is a member of the council that mooted the idea.
The Ekiti State helmsman, who said these on a Channels Television programme, described Ruga as a response to the problem of settlement herdsmen face.