Borno state Ministry of Animal and fishery in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources will construct a multi billion naira RUGA project in each senatorial districts of the state, Askira/uba southern, Mafa Central and Gubio Northern .
Hon. Ahmed Ahidjo Abdullahi executive chairman Askira/uba LG received Hon. Modu Lawan Buba Lawama Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Animals and fisheries alongside Hon Tijjani Goni Modu Special Adviser to Borno State Governor on Animal Resources and with surveyor team to assess/survey the suitable land and location for the construction of the multi billion naira Rural Urban Grazing Area (RUGA) settlement in Askira/uba as approved by Gov. Zulum.
Five lands has been assessed/survey in four wards of the local government; Kofa Agric and Kofa REB in Askira east, Gomberi Rumirgo, Rumirgo/Chul ward, Uvu grazing reserved Uvu/Uda ward, uba state hotel Uba ward. Which the team took the lands records and GPS to run analysis and choose the suitable land/location for construction. For RUGA settlement need approximately 6/22 km.
Hon Tijjani Modu Buba while addressing members of the communities in the four various wards, said RUGA project will be lifetime investment to the community and will cutdown the rate of conflicts between farmers and herdsmens, He also disclosed the RUGA project will consists of Mini market, Veterinary Hospital, Administrative blocks, Healthcare Centre, School, Skill acquisition centre, modern Feeds Mill for Animals, Solar powered within the Area, modernise Milk collection centre, earth dams and many more.”
He continues by emphasizing the community shall give maximum corporation to the government irrespective of the community to be choose among the five lands which has been assessed.
In response; Hon. Ahidjo on behalf on good people of Askira/Uba express his gratification to President Mahammadu Buhari for the approval this project to Borno state and also appreciated the zealous and tireless efforts of Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum fnse for procuring lifetime investment RUGA project.
In his statement he said, “I am not surprised by Prof. Zulum choosed Askira/uba were RUGA to be constructed because since Prof. Zulum resume office Askira/Uba has been experiencing mega infrastructurals developments and lots more. Therefore we the people of Askira/uba are forever greatful and loyal to Gov. Zulum led administration and political career. “