Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, has demanded for RUGA Cattle settlement from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Melaye made his demand after announcing that he is now a member of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and deserves a share of the Ruga settlement.
The senator said this during the Mother’s burial in Aiyetoro-Gbedde, Ijumu local government area of Kogi state, stressing that he received 104 cows from sympathisers and this has made him qualified 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 were 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 reps.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari and Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, sent representatives.
President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended the RUGA programme till further notice after so much opposing reactions from prominent Nigerians and politicians.