UPDATE: Bauchi Is Ready Ror RUGA —Governor Bala
The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed on Monday disclosed that his state is ready for the Ruga settlement initiative of the federal government.
Bala disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Monday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the former Federal Capital Territory, Minister disclosed that the people of the state are entirely in support of the Ruga settlement project.
Mohammed noted that the Ruga project, which the Federal Government recently said was voluntary for states that indicate interest in it, will help address issues of insecurity.
According to him, Bauchi State needed the Ruga project because the population of the state currently was about 60 to 70 percent Fulani.
Bauchi State, he said, will always key into any federal government projects.
He said “60 or 70 percent of the population in Bauchi are Fulanis and therefore we must leverage on all these.”
Stressing that he will not be Abuja governor, he said that he would always be with his people.
He said that he was at the Villa to confer with the President on some of the insecurity challenges facing the state.
“We have illiteracy, insurgency and so many things that are bombarding us in terms of social challenges and security challenges. Definitely we will do that,” he said.