Ruga: Ohanaeze Condemn Planned Settlement For Herdsmen

Ruga: Ohanaeze Descends On Buhari Over Fulani Settlement


The apex Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of exalting nepotism.

It also alleged that the Buhari government was fanning the embers of religious bigotry in Nigeria following the proposed Ruga farm settlement across the country for Fulani herdsmen.

Concise News understands that the Federal Government had revealed plans to create Ruga settlements for herdsmen in 12 pilot states.

Reacting to the development, the President General of Ohanaeze, Nnia Nwodo, however, alleged that the move was meant to favour the Fulani.

Nwodo spoke on Thursday in Enugu where he described the plan as a violation of the laws of the land.

“The Federal Government’s violation of provisions of our constitution, on the administration of land in Nigeria, its total violation of valid laws made by Benue State Government in accordance with her inherent powers under our constitution and its violations of extant court judgment on grazing and ranching is a clear pointer to anarchy,” he said.

“When respect for the rule of law is jettisoned and sheer power, religious bigotry and nepotism displayed, an inevitable resort to self-help and anarchy is being courted. Our country is sliding into avoidable anarchy and doom.”

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Emmanuel Egobiambu studied Mass Communication at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a writer, digital content strategist and new media apostle. Emmanuel is a reporter with Concise News.

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