Yoruba elders back Akeredolu on quit notice to herders living in forests


But reacting, after Fulani leadership under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,MACBAN,cried out over the governor’s action, the Presidency in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,Mallam Garba Shehu, cautioned the governor against his action,saying the herders cannot leave the dreaded forests for any reason.

The development has drawn the attention of some Yoruba elders who accused the federal government of abandoning its core responsibilities to meddle in issues within the purview of state governors.

Speaking under a group, Coalition of Oduduwa Elders,the Yoruba elders warned the Presidency to steer clear of governance issues in Ondo or any other state in the country, saying the governor’s action was the best in protecting the lives of Ondo citizens because,according to them, the federal government which has exclusive control of conventional security architecture in the country, had failed to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper