- Gani Adams, has condemned the proposed allocation of N100 billion to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN)
- Adams said paying such funds would encourage the spring up of additional pressure groups across the country
- According to Adams, the issue at stake which is the spate of insecurity across the nation is not limited to the north and the federal government needs to be cautious on the move
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has condemned the proposed allocation of N100 billion to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
Adams querying such allocation said it would encourage the spring up of additional pressure groups across the country knowing that there would always be room for some kind of amnesty for them.
In a statement released on Sunday, May 12, Adams said such funds should be channeled to other lucrative areas, to avoid crisis which may trigger off in other zones, particularly, in the Niger Delta region.
The Aare OnaKakanfo pointed out that, the federal government should realized the fact that, the spate of insecurity in the country is alarming, and it is not limited to the north alone, hence, there was no point treating such with kid gloves in favour of a section at the expense of others
He said the issue at stake which is the spate of insecurity across the nation is not limited to the north and the federal government needs to be cautious on the move.
Adams said 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 still continues till the present moment," Adams said.
He said: "Last year, Chief Olu Falae's farm was invaded and destroyed by this group of 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. A situation whereby an Oba in Akokoland, and a lecturer from Obafemi Awolowo University were kidnapped along Ilesha-Ife road, and released after paying huge five million naira as ransom is pathetic and not too good for the nation," he noted.
Adams lamented that the proposed N100 billion for Miyetti Allah is very much higher than the total budget package for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) for three years, arguing that the move can trigger avoidable crisis across all the zones in the country.
He also called on the federal government, to as a matter of urgency, extend the new security arrangement to other zones assuring that, in South- West, there are groups that are keen to support government's initiatives on reducing the spate of insecurity in the zone.
The Aaare, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his views about true federalism, calling him to handle the true federalism, the way and manner he handled the June 12 issue, which today made him an hero.
"With the new situation, I think Mr. President has an idea of what we have been saying all these days about true federalism and restructuring. Nigeria's problems can only be solved with true federalism," he said.
He advised President Buhari to be cautious of some dubious and selfish politicians, who may want to discourage him, from handling issue of federalism to the benefits of the country, as well as the citizens.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Adams had described bad leadership as Nigeria's major problem, saying that no religion that is worth practising will appreciate the senseless killings by Boko Haram.
Adams, who spoke on Monday, May 6, at the national headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Throne of Grace), Redemption way, Ebute Metta, Lagos, said religion is all about faith.
He admitted that though he is a Muslim by birth, he is thoroughly-bred in Christian and traditional religions.
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