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Corrected: Taraba Youths rejects Ruga settlements.



Youths in Taraba state have in one voice condemned in whole approval by the Federal government for Ruga settlement in some Local government areas in the state.
 Taraba State Government said the plan to cede part of its land for the project is against the law, saying the federal government should support its anti-grazing law to succeed.
 Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ishiaku on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, urged the government to support the state’s ranching policy. 

His words: “The plan of the Federal Government is against our existing open grazing restriction and establishment of ranches law. “The Federal government’s plan to take some portion of land in Taraba for the purpose of Ruga settlement is against the Land Use Act which gives the state full authority over its land.  We are rather urging the government to support our own law that encourages the establishment of ranches by giving it the necessary backing My constituency will not support it—

Speaking at a peaceful protest in Jalingo on Monday, State Chairman of National Youths Council of Nigeria NYCN Comrade Udi Adamu maintained that the Ruga settlement scheme is a threat to the cordiality existing between all tribes in the state positing that most Fulani herdsmen troubling the state are alien tied with the ulterior motive to grab the land of the original inhabitants.

''We stand unshackling and unwaveringly with the Taraba State government on the Ranching law which is the best way to settling crises between herdsmen and farmers in the state as accepted to by people of goodwill across the globe.
Youths in Taraba state remain law abiding and would do anything within her powers to support government genuine programs and polices that are geared to emancipating the people out of the bondage of poverty and oppression.''

Adamu called on the state governor Architect Darius Dickson Ishaku  to enforce the Open grazing and ranching establishment law 2017 for the sake of peace and harmonious living.
''Amidst recent crisis rocking the state,Youths are advised to be good citizens by engaging in meaningful ventures and support the administration of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku who loves peace and harmony that has translated to achievement recorded so far.''

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