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 his 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.