The decision of the Federal Government to suspend the Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) settlements for herdsmen has drawn reactions from some Nigerians.
The initiative, according the President Muhammadu Buhari, will address herders and farmers clashes across the nation.
State governors particularly from the southern part of the country rejected the plan. Some suggested that the initiative be established in the North while the South grow grass and send to the settlements in exchange of cows for consumption.
The government who said the initiative is optional for interested states has reportedly suspended the plan till further notice. The decision was reached after Mr Buhari met with some state governors on Wednesday.
Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, while reacting likened the move to that of a diffused landmine.
The suspension of the Ruga program is defusing a Landmine.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) July 3, 2019
For Apostle Johnson Suleman, who had earlier criticised the incumbent administration, the cleric commended the move adding that it should be cancelled totally and not suspended.
God bless the federal government for this decision to suspend RUGA..I hope they not only suspend but bury the idea..God bless you..
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) July 3, 2019