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The Crisis of Pastoralism and Negative Stereotyping: From Cattle Colonies to Ruga

RUGA is a settlement for Fulani herdsmen

Last week, the Federal Government suspended its “Ruga” policy for the sedentarisation of pastoralists following a massive and successful but uninformed campaign against it. It was uninformed because there was no discussion of the policy content that they were against. The thrust of the campaign was that ruga was a Fulani word and settling them…

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