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Ruga Settlements: Imo State Governor Rejects FG’s Plan




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The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has rejected the plan by the Federal Government to set up Ruga farm settlements for herdsmen in the state.

The Governor in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media, Steve Osuji, noted that the proposal is suspicious when none of the northern states had implemented it.

The Federal Government had earlier announced the plan to establish settlements in 12 pilot states with a view to addressing the incessant farmers/herders clash.

Gov. Ihedioha stated that with the rejection of the Ruga settlements in Imo, no South-East governor would accept the proposal.

“The south-eastern states would not rush to accept the proposal when none of the northern states had implemented it.

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“Certainly not. It is not about Imo State; no state in the South-East would accept it. We won’t rush to accept it when no state in the North has implemented it”.