The Ruga scheme is set to take off in Zamfara State on Tuesday after the state governor, Bello Matawalle on Saturday gave the nod for the immediate commencement of construction work on Ruga settlements in the state.
Naija News understands that the state Governor issued the directive on Saturday after receiving the new Ruga master plan from the project consultant, Mr. Emmanuel Ozigi.
According to the governor, the project will be located in the three senatorial districts of the state and will be fully and jointly funded by the state government and the 14 local government councils of the state.
The Zamfara state governor said the establishment of the Ruga settlement scheme was aimed at “showcasing to the world that the peace process embarked by this administration is working “ and “also to show the appreciation of the state government to the Fulani and its commitment to meeting the yearnings of the Fulani.
“The Ruga project will not only be beneficial to the Fulani but all citizens of the state as the derivable benefits are enormous and a way of boosting the economy of the state and its citizens,” he said.
The governor said that already, the required funds for the scheme had been set aside.
He reiterated his earlier directive on contractors to source for all their materials and manpower locally “so that wealth can go round.”