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Taraba State Government said the plan to cede part of its land for the RuGA project is against the law, saying the federal government should support its anti-grazing law to succeed.

In a telephone conversation with Sunday Vanguard, yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, urged the government to support the state’s Ranching Policy.

His words:

“The plan of the Federal Government is against our existing Open Grazing Restriction and Establishment of Ranches Law.

The Federal government’s plan to take some portion of land in Taraba for the purpose of RuGA settlement is against the ‘Land Use Act’ which gives the state full authority over its land.

We are rather urging the government to support our own law that encourages the establishment of ranches by giving it the necessary backing”.