Urhobo Has No Land For Cattle Colony – Omo- agege

The member representing Delta Central at the
National Assembly , Senator Ovie Omo- Agege of
the All Progressives Congress , has rejected the
proposed establishment of cattle colonies across
the country , saying that the Urhobo ethnic
nationality in the Niger Delta are strongly against
the move.
Rising from consultations with Urhobo leaders
across the country , Omo – Agege urged the
Federal Government to exclude Urhobo
communities , particularly in Delta Central in the
arrangement . According to him , no community is
ready to offer their land for such a purpose after
their residents have been killed and their farmlands
destroyed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the
past.
In a statement made available to our
correspondent on Friday in Effurun , the senator
noted that the establishment of the cattle colonies
would not end the incessant clashes between
marauding Fulani herdsmen and local farmers in
the country .
He said , “Since the announcement by the Minister
of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu
Ogbeh , that cattle colonies would be established
across our country for herdsmen to curb the
increasing cases of clashes between farmers and
herdsmen in the country , I have met with various
leaders, stakeholders and constituents in Delta
Central to discuss this complex and controversial
topic .
“Those discussions have revealed to me that the
majority of the Urhobo people are strongly
opposed to cattle colonies on their land. No one
wants it and no community is ready to give its
land to those who have killed their people and
raped their wives .”

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