Connect with us

News

FCT Authorities Bans Open Grazing In Abuja, Establishes RUGA In Three Area Councils

Published

on

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has banned open grazing of cattle in Abuja, and announced the establishment of RUGA settlement in three area councils

FCT Authorities Bans Open Grazing In Abuja, Establishes RUGA In Three Area Councils 3

The Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), Dr Hassan Abubakar, disclosed this during an interview with PUNCH on Wednesday.

According to him, the FCTA had communicated the directive to the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen in Abuja, following the expiration of the one-month ultimatum issued to the pastoralists.

The AEPB director said over 100 cattle earlier confiscated were returned after their owners were fined by courts, adding that any herdsman found grazing his animals on Abuja streets would be penalised heavily.

He said a special team had been constituted to enforce the directive.

READ:  "43 In Lagos, 8 In Sokoto" - Nigeria Confirms 91 New Cases Of Coronavirus As Total Rises To 1273

Abubakar further revealed that the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, had earmarked five locations for cattle grazing in Abaji, Kwali and Kuje Area Councils.

“We held meetings with the leadership of Fulani herdsmen in the FCT and they have agreed on so many issues. We have given them time, which they asked for, and when the time lapses, we will strike. They are not allowed to graze inside the city; that’s prohibited.

“Even the minister has approved some grazing areas where RUGA is going to be created; about five areas. We have one around Kwali; another one in Abaji and one in Kuje,” he said.

KanyiDaily had reported how the $300 million National Stadium Complex in Abuja was turned into a grazing reserve by Fulani herdsmen.

READ:  Shehu Sani Gives 'Security Tip' To Hotel Managers

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

Nigerian Entrepreneur Nigerian Entrepreneur
Gossip1 hour ago

Nigerian Entrepreneur Reacts After Discovering Person Who Stole His N3.5m, Now Works For Bank Of America

A Nigerian entrepreneur, Edmund Olotu, has disclosed that someone stole the sum of N3.5m from him in 2014, ran out...

BBTitans: I Felt Excluded On The Show- Theo Traw BBTitans: I Felt Excluded On The Show- Theo Traw
Celebrities3 hours ago

BBTitans: I Felt Excluded On The Show – Theo Traw

Big Brother Titans housemate, Theo Traw hints that his personality might have been a reason for his eviction. During an...

President Buhari’s Convoy Wasn’t Attacked By Stone Pelters In Kano - Garba Shehu President Buhari’s Convoy Wasn’t Attacked By Stone Pelters In Kano - Garba Shehu
News4 hours ago

President Buhari’s Convoy Wasn’t Attacked By Stone Pelters In Kano – Garba Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu has denied reports that his principal...

Fans Alleges Gospel Singer, Mercy Chinwo Is Pregnant With Her First Child Fans Alleges Gospel Singer, Mercy Chinwo Is Pregnant With Her First Child
Entertainment4 hours ago

Fans Alleges Gospel Singer, Mercy Chinwo Is Pregnant With Her First Child

Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo is alleged to be pregnant with her first child following a recent photo she shared...

Emir Of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi Is Dead Emir Of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi Is Dead
News5 hours ago

Emir Of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi Is Dead

The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi has died at age of 78. It was gathered that...

TG Omori Finally Bows To Pressure, Invites Portable For Music Video Shoot TG Omori Finally Bows To Pressure, Invites Portable For Music Video Shoot
Entertainment5 hours ago

TG Omori Finally Bows To Pressure, Invites Portable For Music Video Shoot

Nigerian cinematographer, ThankGod Omori, popularly known as TG Omori, has finally agreed to shoot a new music video for controversial singer,...

BBTitans: Having A Nonchalant Partner Led To My Eviction - Sandra BBTitans: Having A Nonchalant Partner Led To My Eviction - Sandra
Celebrities6 hours ago

BBTitans: Having A Nonchalant Partner Led To My Eviction – Sandra

Evicted Big Brother Africa Housemate, Sandra Essien has blamed her eviction from the reality show, on pairing with Theo Traw....

BBTitans: Team Maya Wins Flutterwave Task BBTitans: Team Maya Wins Flutterwave Task
Entertainment7 hours ago

BBTitans: Team Maya Wins Flutterwave Task

Apart from the Grand prize, there are always other exciting prizes to win through daily/weekly games organized by brands. Today’s...

Governor Tambuwal’s Aide, Aisha Maina Dies In Stampede At PDP Presidential Rally In Sokoto Governor Tambuwal’s Aide, Aisha Maina Dies In Stampede At PDP Presidential Rally In Sokoto
News7 hours ago

Governor Tambuwal’s Aide, Aisha Maina Dies In Stampede At PDP Presidential Rally In Sokoto

Hajia Aisha Maina, the Special Adviser on Female Education to Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has died in a stampede....

We're Coming For 'Yahoo Boys' Going Spiritual, Doing Money Rituals - EFCC Warns We're Coming For 'Yahoo Boys' Going Spiritual, Doing Money Rituals - EFCC Warns
Metro15 hours ago

EFCC: Lawyer Converts To Own Use N10m Belonging To Client

The Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned one Barrister Utibe Hanson Inem...

close