CAN Ask Buhari to Scrap Ruga by Cynthia Victor [September 01, 2019]
The church leaders’ stakeholders’ summit held at the ShepherdHill Baptist Church in Lagos on Saturday had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to completely scrap the suspended Rural Grazing Area Scheme, Popularly known as Ruga.
The president of the Christian Association of
Nigeria, Dr Supo Ayokunle and other Christian bodies, including the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye at were among the church leaders that graced the summit.
The CAN President who spoke at the summit which centred on insecurity in the country said that the association’s involvement in the debate was needed since CAN is the umbrella body for all Christians in the country could not remain idle when the church was hurting very badly at the hands of Fulani herdsmen.
The CAN president speaking at the stakeholders’ summit on Saturday while commending the president for suspending the scheme said that Ruga was just an unnecessary impediment in the wheel of the nation’s progress.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to summon the courage to go further by scrapping it completely.
Buhari advises citizens to ignore call requesting them to leave the southern part of Nigeria [July 17, 2019]
President Muhammadu Buhari has advised the Fulani herdsmen not to heed to the calls of the Northern Elders Forum, asking them to leave the southern part of the country due to the incessant crisis.
This was disclosed in a statement on July 17, 2019. The statement read “In line with our country’s constitution, the government of Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will protect citizens of Nigeria wherever they find themselves. “No one has the right to ask anyone or group to depart from any part of the country, whether north, south, east or west.” In the statement, Shehu said: “They have no one’s authority to make such pronouncements.”The polarising role of the Northern Elders Forum and all those other groups dabbling into issues of security to score cheap political points has for long been a sore point in Nigeria’s body polity. “They should not be allowed to mislead anyone, least of all the Fulani herders. The Buhari administration is fully devoted to finding a lasting solution to the herder-farmer clashes in different parts of Nigeria- one that would be acceptable to all the parties involved.”