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Herdsmen: Edo Govt rejects RUGA settlement

The Edo State Government said its agricultural development in the state is a well thought out and elaborate plan across all value chains both in crop production and animal husbandry.

In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the state government maintained that its agricultural plans have nothing to do with Ruga settlement, as these plans were developed long before Ruga settlement was hushed.

According to him, “In all the agricultural programmes being executed by the Obaseki administration, the safety, security and prosperity of our people are top priority and it is non-negotiable. We assure Edo people that Governor Obaseki will not cede their rights and land to anybody, as our programmes as a sovereign state do not run on the back of any external entity.”

He urged Edo people to disregard any contrary information circulated by the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other group or individual.

“The Governor will continue to put the interest of Edo people first in all his policies and programmes, as he has demonstrated in the past two years and seven months,” he said.

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