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Ruga should not just be suspended, it should be cancelled, Femi Falana declares

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Fiery lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana is of the opinion that the controversial Ruga settlement scheme which has been suspended by the Federal Government should be cancelled.

Falana who was reacting to the Federal Government’s suspension of the proposed scheme on Wednesday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to replace the Ruga settlement scheme with ranching funded by state governments and individual stakeholders.

The lawyer in a statement, believed Ruga was suddenly introduced from the blues, by some fifth columnists in the administration.

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He said: “Ruga should not just be suspended but cancelled completely by the federal government. It should be replaced with ranching funded by state governments and individual stakeholders with the assistance of the federal government.

“However if the federal government is interested in establishing ranches in the states, it should apply for building approval from the state governments because the supreme court has held that physical planning is not in the exclusive legislative list.

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