Banning the migration to the central and southern parts of Nigeria by the Fulani is the best way to keep the peace and improve the quality of their lives. This is the position of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State. Ganduje made this submission while answering questions on the suspension of RUGA programme by the federal government,while leaving the venue of the wedding ceremony of the son of Senator Kabiru Gaya, Ibrahim Khalil in Sokoto on Saturday.
“No better way to improve their lives if you don’t prevent their migration from the north to the central and southern parts of Nigeria.
“That movement should be banned, otherwise Fulani would continue to suffer and the security problem in the country would continue,” he maintained.
“We cannot ask a state to implement RUGA where the indigenes are not Fulani. It is for states who can cater for the Fulani and improve their herdsmanship,”
“That is why we are developing grazing area or RUGA in Kano State so that Fulani can be in one place and enjoy all the social services like other people of the state. So that the type of herdsmanship they are doing will be improved. So that they can produce more cows, more milk and more economic prosperity to themselves,”
The Governor expressed concern about the various security issues that involves some Fulanis and noted with dismay that some of them are involved in banditry.