Senator Dino Melaye, has announced that he is now a member of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, while demanding for RUGA Cattle settlement from President Muhammadu Buhari.
The senator said this during the Mother’s burial in Aiyetoro-Gbedde, Ijumu local government area of Kogi state, stressing that he received 104 cows from sympathisers and this has made him qualified to be a member of Miyetti Allah, Daily Post reports.
“My sincere appreciation goes to the good people of this country, including the chief of army staff, and several others that have identified with me and my family.
“During this period, I have received 104 cows and I can say I’m now a member of Miyetti Allah, and will thereby ask President Buhari to make available to me a Ruga cattle settlement.”
Dignitaries at the event were Bukola Saraki, former Senate President; Ike Ekeremadu, former Deputy Senate President; Dimeji Bankole, ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives and Patricia Etteh, also a former speaker of the house of reps.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari and Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, sent representatives.
After a national outcry, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the proposed RUGA settlement plans to settle herdsmen at selected locations across the country.