I started Ruga in Abia – Kalu


A former governor of Abia state and the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu has said he initiated the Ruga settlement idea during his time as governor of the state.

Kalu who disclosed this in Abuja on Friday when he addressed members of the Senate Press Corps, said he is also into cow business. 

He said, “I provided land for herders in Umuahia during my time as governor of Abia State where cattle were brought from the North for sale across the South-East and there were no problems.

“When the executive of Miyetti Allah approached my government, I chose where Shoprite is located now for them along the Port Harcourt expressway.

“One day, I took a 32-seater bus and I asked their Executives to follow me to where I showed them and they agreed that it was appropriate for them and that was how I established Ruga.”

The former governor also said many Nigerian elites are interested in cow business, adding that it’s wrong for people to see cow business as the exclusively that of Fulanis.


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