Following the escalating controversy about RUGA settlements – understood by many to be a proposed land settlement plan by the Federal Government for cattle herders in all states of the federation, a policy analyst, Ose Anenih with Twitter handle @papadonkee has written extensively about the issue while responding to the tweet by Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesilis contribution into the matter.
Ose Anenih narrates that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had initially recommended a National Livestock Transformation plan (NLTP) to the FG, but was obviously replaced by what is now known as RUGA where state governments would have to offer lands to the project.
See thread on his twitter handle below:
Happy to Ma.
1. The VP @ProfOsinbajo under his office as Chairman of the National Economic Council decided to find a solution to the farmer/herdsmen crisis.
2. As far back as 2017 he started a series of consultations with an aim of finding a solution that was acceptable to all.
— Ose Anenih (@Papadonkee) June 30, 2019