​APC senator rejects cattle colony, calls for regional move against planned policy

The lawmaker representing Lagos west at the Senate, Solomon Adeola, has called on state governors in the south western part of the country to be proactive in finding solutions to attacks by herdsmen in the region.

The Sun reports that Adeola, an Ogun state governorship aspirant under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also noted that the call became imperative on the face of herdsmen attacks and killings spreading across the nation.
JUICYLINKS gathered that he pointed out that with the recent incidences in Ogun state and other south west states, the governors should, however, reject the cattle colony being considered by the federal government.

The call was contained in a statement signed by the media aide to Adeola, Kayode Odunaro and made available to newsmen on Monday, January 29, in Abeokuta.

According to the senator, who is the chairman of Senate committee on local content, the proposed cattle colony would not end herdsmen/farmers clashes in the southwest, but would rather destroy the socio-cultural way of life of the Yoruba people.

Adeola said: “The controversial cattle colony being considered by the federal government as a solution the herdsmen/farmers clashes should not be considered by any state governments from all Yoruba and as its far reaching socio-economic and political effects promises to destroy the socio-cultural way of life of Yoruba.
From records of such colonies in the past, it is a source of conflicts for even generations yet unborn.

Eyinmisan Ajuwaghan