Adamawa State government has dispelled reports in some sections of the media to the effect that that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to the state on Tuesday (tomorrow) was to implement Rural settlement as false and misleading.
Making the position at a press conference in Yola, Monday, Deputy Governor Seth Crowther said such report is not only misleading but an attempt to cause disaffection within the diverse ethnic nationalities in the state.
He said it is a show of ignorance on the part of the purveyors of the mischievous report to conflate National Livestock Transformation Programme with Ruga settlement initiative which was even dropped by the Federal Government.
“We wish to state that Ruga is not a synonym for NLTP.
“We stated that NLTP is a laudable, non political, non religious, non ethnic, non partisan plan that seeks to modernize livestock ecosystem and we stand by that statement as far as Adamawa State is concerned.
The deputy governor similarly noted that the statement to which he was credited as telling Nigerians to embrace Ruga was false, distasteful and misleading.
” I was addressing a specific target group which was the Adamawa State council of chiefs and emirs for whom the sensitization program was organized.
“I could not therefore have called on Nigerians to embrace NLTP worse still the Ruga.
” My call was directed on the state council of emirs and chiefs to embrace NLTP,” he said.