Herdsmen: Grazing, cattle ranching private business – Yoruba elders tell FG - Welcome to Uju Ayalogu's Blog

Breaking News

Post Top Ad

Friday, 6 July 2018

Herdsmen: Grazing, cattle ranching private business – Yoruba elders tell FG

Herdsmen: Grazing, cattle ranching private business – Yoruba elders tell FG

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has criticised the Federal Government’s plan to provide ranches for herdsmen in the Southwest.

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina had in an interview on AIT, charged those against the administration’s ranching and colony programmes for herdsmen to have a rethink.

He said they were better off living with the ranches and colonies than dying through the persisting conflicts.

READ ALSO :  We Have Majority In National Assembly To Impeach Buhari - Reformer-APC Threatens

Reacting, the YCE’s Secretary-General, Kunle Olajide, at a debate on Wednesday organised by Ekitis in Diaspora (EID) for the governorship candidates of political parties ahead of the July 14 election said he cannot understand why government funds are used to establish a business venture for a group of individual businessmen to the disadvantage of others.

He said: “We have seen so many moves being made to use federal power. The Yoruba are not happy with the structure of this country.

“Federal Government should not have business in agriculture other than making policies. The land belongs to the state, it is the state government that should do cattle ranching and farm settlement among others.

“The federal government is already overloaded, that is why there is much corruption there.

“If the country is restructured, it will be to the advantage of every region, it is not only for the Yoruba.

“The North has the largest land mass, we don’t want any group of people to cheat the other.

“As far as we are concerned, grazing, cattle ranching and the likes is a private business, you don’t use federal government’s money to come and promote it.”

READ ALSO :  S*x-For-Marks Scandal: 'How I Was Seduced By My Student' - Dismissed OAU Professor Tells His Own Story

Are you an artiste? Do you want your music to go viral and reach a large number of audience? Promote your music and Submit your story on Ujuayalogusblog.com by clicking here. For Advert Inquiries Tel/+44(0)7590363984 Subscribe to Ujuayalogusblog.com

For More:  Visit Us at Uju Ayalogu's Blog

Share This

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post Bottom Ad