Yoruba Obas Reject Proposed Cattle Colony For Fulani Herdsmen, Call It Modern Slavery

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Feb 2nd, 2018 – Yoruba Traditional Rulers Reject Proposed Cattle Colony For Fulani Herdsmen, Call It Modern Slavery

Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi has urged Buhari’s government not to establish a cattle colony across the country.

The governor who said the move is tantamount to modern slavery expressed concern about the controversy surrounding the proposed cattle colony during a visit by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III in Ibadan yesterday.

The eminent monarch led prominent traditional rulers to see the governor at the Government House.

Oba Adeyemi, who shared similar sentiments, also said the idea was ill-advised and unacceptable to the people.

Ajimobi said:

“Cattle colony is tantamount to modern slavery because colony is synonymous with colonisation. We cannot have that in Oyo State. It is a pointer to the fact that federalism is not working in Nigeria.

“If poultry farmers or owners of piggeries, among others, are not being offered colonies for their livestock, why should herdsmen be a survival category?

“Our position is to support controlled ranching, under which we will provide land and other basic modern facilities for good cattle business as well as breeding. Those wishing to rear cattle will use the facilities at moderate cost. No more, no less.

“You will say the governor is the Chief Security Officer of his state, but he has no control over the police. That is another problem we have with our type of federalism. Another example is about those digging for treasures in our communities but collect licences from the Federal Government.

“This is wrong. Nigeria needs true federalism. We will keep talking about it until it materialises.”

Oba Adeyemi, who said he was speaking the minds of other rulers with him, applauded the government for its stand on land acquisition for farming and livestock.

At a broad level, he said, the committee of obas backed the government on the proposed cattle colony.

The frontline monarch insisted that all land belongs to the government.

He said:

“We appreciate the governor for his forthrightness on this issue and for standing for the rights of the downtrodden, especially the people of his state. The Federal Government does not own land; it belongs to the state.

“So, if truly we are practising federalism, the Federal Government should not be collecting value added tax (VAT) on businesses in Ibadan while the state struggles to provide facilities for the same businesses.

“Our people are not cattle rustlers. Therefore, we can vehemently say now that we stand against cattle colony. We support our governor on his stand on ranching and against colony.”

11 thoughts on “Yoruba Obas Reject Proposed Cattle Colony For Fulani Herdsmen, Call It Modern Slavery

  1. That is Fulani Colony in disguise…they are using cattle to deceive people and may i ask where are these Obas since things started going wrong? I know you people are already tired in collecting bribe in order to silent the truth..

  2. u people are the ones contributing to our problem. u collect bribe from foreigners using our land to build industries. u are only fighting for ur own bellies

  3. How many non fulani colonies are in fulani land? Who will even be interested in colonising a desert sef? The solution is to take your cows back to your land and build ranches for them. The south should focus on planting grasses since that is where the land is green. The south should sell grass to you while you sell your meat southwards. That is called comparative advantage in economics. But the beast in you will want you to take everything by force in the name of freegrazing while destroying all in your path. Nigeria is only one Nigeria when it is convinient for you and your cows. Crazy people!

  4. Not bad, it has to begin somewhere. Every other region must rally similarly, this should not been seen as a Yoruba movement but a uniform attack against the descendants of Usman Dan Fodio. It is a shame that every leader we elected are not compatible with modernity, they are all village headmaster with no zeal to modernize this united state of villages called Nigeria.

  5. WHEN THEY Are given the so called colony, here are some likely implications to watch out for:-

    1). In no time after they (fulanis) settle down, they would appoint “Serikis“

    2). Then few years later, they would promote them to Emirs.

    3). After a while again they would start demanding that their Emirs be accorded same regards as the Head of the host communities.

    4). Failure to comply to their request and they‘ll start fighting the HOST communities.
    By then, it would have been too late to resist them because before you say “Jack“, you are surrounded by AK47s.
    Before you know it again, your houses are up in flames.

    After that, they would declare there a muslim land.

    Every state should resist, reject and refuse any attempt to bring this new phase of deciet called cattle colony to success.

    I take a stroll…

  6. According to the history these how is started before Yoruba’s loose Ilorin to Alimi, please to those of our leaders that these matter concerns we don’t need a word of mouth only these require action. God bless Nigeria.

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