The governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje has said that the state is set to establish RUGA settlement for herdsmen in the state.
The governor said that a 16-man committee has being set up with Mr Jibirilla Ahmed serving as the leader.
He disclosed that the committee is expected to determine the type of social service and infrastructure that will be provided for the RUGA settlement

 

He said; “You are to determine the type of social service and infrastructure that will be provided for the RUGA settlement, using veterinary hospitals, clinics, water schools, markets, and also looking into the whole system.”

 

“It is more of socio-cultural, rather than socio-economic and it has to change to socio-economic, otherwise, it will continue to be an uneconomic venture.

 

“So in Kano, having looked at all the issues concerned, both at the national and state level, we decided to create RUGA settlements in our forests that are existing and with the help of Islamic development bank, grazing areas will be provided.”