Rivers State Strongly Rejects FG's Proposed Ruga Settlements

The Rivers State Government on its part declared that it would not participate in the Federal Government’s Ruga settlements for herdsmen. ...

The Rivers State Government on its part declared that it would not participate in the Federal Government’s Ruga settlements for herdsmen.
The state government made this declaration in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Paulinus Nsirim, saying that Rivers had no land for the implementation of such a policy.

It noted that the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, had prioritised commercial agriculture, hence all available arable land in the state would be needed to achieve food production and employment for Rivers youths.

The Urhobo Progress Union Worldwide urged the Federal Government to shelve the implementation of the Ruga settlement project.

The UPU noted that the scheme was a subtle plan by the Federal Government to forcefully seize land from other ethnic nationalities for Fulani herdsmen.

The National Publicity Secretary of UPU, Mr Abel Oshevire, in a statement, noted that the Urhobo people of the Niger Delta region would vehemently oppose the establishment of Ruga settlement in any part of their communities or kingdoms.

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