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Ruga Was Not Suspend We Must Islamarize Nigeria - Northern Group

The Presidency on Tuesday clarified that the
National Livestock Transformation Plan of the
Federal Government was not suspended.
While advising Nigerians not to worry about the
30 days ultimatum given by the Coalition of
Northern Groups over the Ruga settlement project,
the Presidency advised the CNG to respect the
Office of the President which, it said, took the
decision in the national interest.
The Senior Policy Adviser (Agriculture
Interventions Coordination) in the Office of the
Vice President, Dr. Andrew Kwasari, stated this in
an interview with journalists in Abuja during a
training session organised for the executives of
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of
Nigeria and its officers in eight states considered
to be flashpoints.
The spokesperson for CNG, Abdul-Azeez
Suleiman, in giving the 30-day ultimatum to state
governors to accept the Ruga programme, had
said the conspiracy to weaken the North had
been perpetrated with the active connivance of
some leaders from the region.
But Kwasari dismissed the threat, saying a large
section of the citizenry was in solidarity with
Buhari over the suspension of Ruga policy.
He said, “I think the President has the
overwhelming support and his decision has
resonated with the majority. I think we should not
worry about the threats. They don’t earn my
respect in anyway, I can’t support them. My
support is for the President and the people of
Nigeria.
“Their threat is divisive, I think these people
should listen to the majority of this country and
above all, accord respect to the office of the
President, if they are true citizens of this country.
“The President took the decision to suspend the
Ruga policy in the interest and common good of
all Nigerians. Are we supposed to be concerned
about rallying around the President who has taken
a decision or a portion of society that feels
otherwise for whatsoever reason? I don’t know
whatever evidence that they have.”
Asked if he would demand their arrest, Kwasari
said he was sure that the security architecture of
the country had taken a strong stance against
hate speech and divisive rhetoric.
“So, I’m sure that the appropriate age cues are
considering whatever action they will take. What
is within my power is to make sure that the
President’s directive is obeyed”, he stated.
He said, “The training was informed by the need
to build the capacity of the stakeholders that we
consider to be pivotal in the peace process in
Benue and Nasarawa states.
“If you are going to mediate in these two states in
the farmers-herders crisis, then you should be
talking to MACBAN and All Farmers’ Association
with a view to building and enhancing their
capacity on mediation and dialogue.”
“Peace is very essential in the communal peace
and dialogue plan. There has to be initiative that
will bring about understanding among
communities, most importantly among the
pastoral communities and other communities in
the country. What is missing now is the peace
that had existed in the past between the
pastoralists and the communities across the
nation.”



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