Dino Melaye Declares ‘Membership Of Miyetti Allah, Demands Ruga Settlement
Senator representing the Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has demanded RUGA Cattle settlement from President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president.
Naija News understands that Melaye made his demand after announcing his membership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.
Melaye said that he is now a member of the Association 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.
He made this known while reacting to the 104 cows he received from sympathisers.
Melaye said 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 who were present at the event were; former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekeremadu, ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, and also a former speaker of the house of reps, Patricia Etteh.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari and Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, sent representatives.