N100bn for Miyetti Allah: Aare Adams Cautions Buhari

Adams cautions Buhari not to create additional tension in the society.

Says it can trigger an avoidable crisis.

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, has condemned the proposed N100 billion funds allegedly allocated to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) by the federal government.

Although the Presidency and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had come out to deny this.

Adams in a statement on Sunday stated that such allocation will further encourage the spring up of additional pressure groups across the country.

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, who noted that this is coming as Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State expressed its readiness to conduct a registration of herdsmen in the state cautioned the move saying such funds should be channelled to other lucrative areas.

While noting that the proposed N100 billion for Miyetti Allah is much higher than the total budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) for three years, Adams argued that the move can trigger avoidable crisis across all the zones in the country.

“The issue at stake is about the spate of insecurity across the nation. It is not limited to the North. Therefore, the Federal Government needs to be cautious on the move. Here in the South West, the spate of insecurity is raging.

“For instance, in Akokoland, in Ondo State, which happens to be my hometown, there were series of attacks and kidnapping that had been raging and still on the increase. People have been killed, and kidnapped at will, and the situation continues till the present moment.

“Last year, Chief Olu Falae’s farm was invaded and destroyed by some herdsmen; Chief Alani Akinrinade also suffered the same fate. In Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, a prominent Yoruba son lost several millions to the activities of these killer herdsmen. Several other people in the South-West had had the bitter experience.”

Reacting to the new security measures put in place recently by the Minister for Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, at a meeting with traditional rulers which took place at the Arewa House, ther Aare Ona Kakanfo lamented that government has not deemed it fit to extend the olive branch to the other regions in the country.

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