The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, has expressed worries over the rancor that the proposed N100 billion funds allegedly allocated to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) may generate across different regions of the country.
The Aare Onakakanfo in a statement, a copy of which was sent to RipplesNigeria on Sunday, said such allocation would further encourage the spring up of additional pressure groups across the country.
While he advised that such funds be channelled to other lucrative areas, he noted that the proposed N100 billion for Miyetti Allah was much higher than the total budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for three years.
He also argued that the move could trigger avoidable crisis across all the zones in the country.
He said: “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.”
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