President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the controversial ‘’Ruga’’ programme in anger.


Why Buhari Suspended RUGA

Why Buhari Suspended RUGA

The programme has attracted a lot of views from people, especially on social media, concerning its implementation finally got to the point whereby it was suspended.

Reports from Silverbird Television foremost programme ‘’Today On STV’’, some reasons has been stated why the ‘’Ruga’’ programme was suspended.

Concerning the reasons, President Muhammadu Buhari, said, the implementation is at variance with the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, developed by the National Economic Council and approved by the Federal Government.

So far, a reliable source close to the president stated that, the Buhari on hearing about the Ruga programme first expressed surprise that it did not conform with the terms of the NLTP.
Furthermore, other reasons discovered was  that the President  ordered a swift review of what Ruga was about and sought clarifications on its connection with the NLTP.

In view of the review, it was gathered that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which was driving the Ruga programme could not provide satisfactory explanation.

Other facts discovered also were: lands in the states for purposes of building Ruga settlements without carrying along the states, creating a wrong impression that the FG was trying to take over land belonging to states and the people in those states.

“The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, according to sources, had also strongly resisted the Ruga plan, arguing that it made nonsense of the NLTP, a very deliberate and elaborate plan developed by NEC, under his watch, and a plan which the FG had okayed.”

The discovery that led to the presidential directive to suspend the programme was that the President later discovered that not only was Ruga not under the VP, but that the programme was not in alignment with the NLTP.

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