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Bokkos youths want FG to cancel suspended Ruga programme



  The Concerned Youths of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau have urged the Federal Government to cancel its suspended Ruga programme.

Mr Macham Makut, Spokesperson of the group, made the call while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Jos.

“We are aware that only the unilateral implementation of the Ruga programme was suspended.

“We therefore fear that the so-called suspension is only aimed at changing strategy,” Makut said.

The spokesperson said that the policy was not in the interest of the natives.

“In the first place, virtually all the lands supposedly allocated for the so-called Ruga settlements are currently in use either for farming or human habitation. 

“We want to make it clear for the records that we are totally against it.

“The best option for us is for every livestock farmer to cage his animals and raise them privately without constituting nuisance,” he said.
Edited by Abdullahi Yusuf