The Zamfara State Government has revealed that over N8.6 billion will be spent in the construction of modern RUGA settlements in the state.
This was disclosed by the State Governor, Bello Matawalle, at the inauguration of the construction of one of the three RUGA settlements located in his hometown.
According to the Matawalle, each of the Ruga settlements shall be situated at the three senatorial districts of the state and would each cost N2.877b. He said each settlement would be structured with 210 two and three bedroom houses, Western and Islamiyya schools, earth dams, grazing land and mosques.
He also revealed that police stations would also be made available, provision of 130 shops and mini markets, livestock markets, dairy collection and social centres, among others, would also be in the settlements.
Matawalle said that these settlements would also experience medical outreach to both the Fulani’s and their cattle.
Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who was present at the inauguration of the project, commended Matawalle for the major step at curbing the long heated confrontations between farmers and herders.
Tambuwal said “In Sokoto, I have 19 Ruga settlements, 10 of which have modern social welfare facilities, which we will continue to improve upon.”