Government Of Rivers State Rejects RUGA Settlements


Rivers State speaks out as it says it will not be part of the inspired RUGA settlements for herdsmen proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Paulinus  Nsirim, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, noted that the state has no land capay for the implementation of the policy.

Nsirim noted that Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike had prioritised commercial agriculture and that arable lands in the state would be needed to drive commercial agriculture across the state to create employment for Rivers youths. 

The government emphasised that it had not approved the establishment of Ruga settlements in Rivers State.


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