Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, Governor Mohammed said that Bauchi State needed the Ruga project because the population of the state currently was about 60 to 70 percent Fulani and therefore must leverage on that.
The Bauchi State Governor explained 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.
The governor who said that he will not be Abuja governor as he would always be with his people 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.
He said the state will continue to support the Federal Government and key into any federal projects because “There are issues that are within us and there are issues that are beyond our capacity.
Therefore, we must establish partnership. I have come to discuss very serious issues concerning Bauchi because people in Bauchi have given me that leadership.
“I must establish relationship with the Federal Government because of the serious challenges that we have, challenges in development, social issues and security issues.”