Three governors are expected to brief the State House correspondent today (Wednesday) on the suspension of the controversial RUGA project, our correspondent has learnt.
The governors are currently meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Two of the governors expected to do the briefing are Kayode Fayemi and Dave Umahi of Ekiti and Ebonyi States respectively.
Umahi, who is the Chairman of the National Food Security/Herders/Farmers Conflict confirmed the suspension of RUGA project in Abuja after the meeting with VP Osinbajo.
He said the decision to suspend the policy was because it lacked consistency.
He stated, “(The suspension) is owing to lack of consistency with the National Economic Council and FG- approved National Livestock Transformation Plan, which has programme for the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons resulting from the crisis and development of ranching in any willing state.”
Umahi added, “The NEC says it is not compulsory and any state willing is required to put up a development plan towards the implementation in line with the NEC program based on the challenges inherent there.”