As opposition against the proposal by the federal government to introduce Ruga settlement for cattle herders in every part of Nigeria, continue to mount high, Nigerians on social media have created a campaign.
The government had claimed that the aim for proposing Ruga settlement was to try and eliminate the crises between herders and farmers which has led to the death of many, especially in recent times.
Nigerians on social media are asking the government to do away with Ruga settlements and give Nigerians the benefit of democracy like good roads, a better healthcare system, technological advancement and more.
What some Nigerians are saying
RUGA is an initiative of Abba Kyari and the Miyetti Allah, its got nothing to do with the FG. Any governor that chooses to participate in RUGA is doing so for personal gains. #SayNoToRuGA
— TracyChels (@ChelsTracy) June 30, 2019
This RUGA thing is one of the most stupid decisions the FG will ever make. How can you take lands belonging to people and give it to herdsmen? Notice how your MCM is always backing these people with his evil agenda. It’s those who voted him again I blame. #SayNoToRuGA
— Umeh (@UmehWrites) June 30, 2019
I have been quiet for a while, on a number of issues, but not this one. For the government to allocate our lands, use our collective funds to build settlements for one ethnic group, majority of who are not Nigerians, is insensitive and outrageous. #SayNoToRuGA
— Avonkasse (@avonkasse) June 30, 2019
A surreptitious plot to allocate lands belonging to the collective to a single ethnic group without recourse to the National Assembly or the diversity or sensitivity of our polity. This is the worst of grafts that MUST be vehemently resisted. #SayNoToRUGA #StopRewardingImpunity https://t.co/Z9GNBDGezo
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) June 30, 2019
#SayNoToRuGA This government has not done any good infrastructure for us, and now they want to give our land to cattle rearaers. Our land is not for cattle, stop forcing it on us, state governors say no to RUGA
— siki (@esthersiki) June 30, 2019
— Oluwatosin | Renvery (@olubiyiontheweb) June 30, 2019
Cattle rearing is a private business not a govt enterprise. If herdsmen must be given a land in my state, then i should also be given a land in Abuja to do my business. #SayNoToRuGA
— ThePreacher (@Damixco01) June 30, 2019
You introduced RUGA
Nigerians rejected it.
We need good schools,good health care services,good roads,pipe borne water,and other social amenities.
Provide us with all these things and many more.
Listen to our cry Mr President 😭
— Blessing Edem (@talking_BE) June 30, 2019