Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has made it clear that there is no plan to establish Ruga settlement in any part of the South-East and South-South zones.
He disclosed this in a statement by Emma Uzor, his Chief Press Secretary.
Umahi, chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, admitted the region did propose a deal with the members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), as panacea to achieving lasting peace between farmers and herdsmen.
The Governor, however, denied any plans by governors in the zones to cede any part of their land for Ruga settlement.
“There is no plan for any Ruga settlement in any part of south-east and south-south zones, but we made a proposed deal with MACBAN that can allow the zone to become very good business with sale of grasses to the herdsmen in exchange for meat.