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FG Cancels Planned RUGA Programme

The Federal Government has canceled the planned Ruga Programme.

An aide in the presidency confirmed this to Channels Television on Wednesday but said the Governors Forum will be speaking on the matter soon.

The Ruga initiative has for some time been generating heated debates in various quarters with some arguing that it is a scheme by the government of the day to reposition the Fulani tribe.

However, the presidency has defended the controversial Ruga settlements programme saying that the initiative is for the benefit of all.

A statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, the presidency said the programme is not a scheme to reposition the Fulani people, adding that no state has been forced to partake of the initiative.

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