Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abolish the movement of Fulani herdsmen from the north to the southern part of the country.
Ganduje noted that the abolishment of herdsmen movement to the southern parts of the nation would end clashes between the herders and farmers.
The Kano governor noted that the Federal Government proposed Ruga Settlement was the only way to address the crisis which has led to the death of thousands.
He further added that his administration was in full support of the Ruga idea.
The idea of the establishment of Ruga for herders has been greeted with vehement rejection by the leaders in the southern part of the country. Naija Buzz News reported everything you need to know over the controversial Ruga Settlement.
Read Governor Ganduje’s statement in parts (as seen on Channels TV)
“The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the northern part to the southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the Ruga issue,” Governor Ganduje said (as seen on Channels TV).
“This settlement is a must and to us in Kano State, it’s a task that must be done, because we must improve the quality of lives of the herdsmen so that they become full Nigerians and behave like any other good Nigerian, so that the conflict we are having all over the country can be reduced and, at the same time, they can improve the way they breed their cattle,” he added.
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