Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, on Saturday made jest of the Ruga settlement proposal of the federal government.
He announced himself as a member of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria who is in dire need of Ruga settlement, due to the number of cows he recently acquired as gifts.
The senator made this assertion while speaking with newsmen at his mother’s burial in Aiyetoro-Gbedde, Ijumu local government area of Kogi state.
He claimed that he received 104 cows from sympathisers and this has qualified him to be a member of Miyetti Allah.
Melaye said: “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 included 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 Representatives.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari and Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, sent representatives.