The People of Kogi West Senatorial District on Thursday rejected the acceptance of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello, for the establishment of Cattle Colonies in the area.
This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday signed by Senator Dino Melaye represent Kogi West at Senate.
According to the lawmaker, the people of the Senatorial District are not surprised by the quick decision of the State Governor to agree for the State to be among the Pilot State for the proposed Cattle Colonies in the country.
“It is not surprising that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, will quickly but strangely meet with the Minister of Agriculture in order to make our dear Confluence State as a Pilot State for the proposed Cattle Colonies in the country.
“The governor’s latest shenanigan is not surprising in the sense that money is involved. The Federal Government will definitely make funds available to Bello to kick-start the pilot scheme in Kogi State.
“Therefore, as a true representative of the people of Kogi West senatorial zone and on behalf of my constituents, we warn in strong terms that our soil, land, water and air cannot be used for cattle colonies,” Melaye said.
He added that the people of Kogi West will resist the establishment of any cattle colony within their domain politically, spiritually, traditionally and with any means available within the ambit of the law.