RUGA: Programme not a permanent solution to Nigerian Pastoralists problems- KACRAN


The Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has come hard on the federal government for planning to implement the now-suspended Ruga Settlement programme to southern part of Nigeria “which has nothing to do with pastoralism”.

The KACRAN National President, Khalil Mohammed Bello, who spoke on in a statement accused the government of failing to solve pastoralists’ problems in Nigeria, adding that this explains the suspension of controversial Ruga Settlement programme.

The National President noted that, for any programme to be successful the target group must be involved, but in the case of the Ruga scheme, the federal government failed to involve critical stakeholders for the designing of the scheme.

He added that instead of engaging the critical stakeholders concern, government singlehandedly epitomised its programme and wanted to implement it nationwide without proper consideration on how the implementation will be a successful one.

According to KACRAN’s National President, the non-inclusion of Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and some part of Borno States, was another indication that the RUGA programme was not meant as permanent solution to Nigerian Pastoralists problems.