Fulani herdsmen: APC Senator, Olamilekan reveals why Yoruba governors must reject cattle colonies


Senator Adeola Olamilekan, representing Lagos West, has urged state governors in South West to reject Federal Government’s planned cattle colony in the region.

Olamilekan stated this while maintaining that the proposed cattle colony would not end the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmer in the South West.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmaker urged the South East governors to be proactive in finding solutions to attacks by herdsmen in the region.

Speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday, the lawmaker explained that the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colonies would destroy the sociocultural way of life of the Yoruba people.

According to Olamilekan, “The controversial cattle colony being considered by the federal government as a solution the herdsmen/farmers clashes should not be considered by any state governments from all Yoruba and as its far reaching socio-economic and political effects promises to destroy the socio-cultural way of life of Yoruba.”

Recall that the Nigerian Government recently said it had concluded plans to establish, “cattle colonies” across the country, in its quest for a lasting solution to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe, said the project is expected to start immediately.


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