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Ooni Of Ife Speaks On Herdsmen Attack, Ruga Settlement

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With all hands on deck to end the security crisis in Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated that he and other traditional leaders are working with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to end the herdsmen attack.

He stated this while speaking with newsmen in Canada on Sunday, at the end of his official visit to the country.

Ogunwusi was honoured and presented a key to the city of Brampton in Toronto by the Mayor, Patrick Brown.

Ooni while speaking on the recent kidnappings in the South-West by suspected Fulani, said the emphasis should be on the bad Fulani.

“The bad herdsmen are the one to be dealt with. Even the president has been trying to separate the good ones from the bad ones. We are glad that they have been trying to proffer solution to what is going on.”

“We are working closely with the Federal Government, and we are letting them know that it is a collective problem. If there is no adequate security, there won’t be any investment.”

While speaking on Ruga settlement he said, “Nobody is supporting RUGA; as said earlier, the president said the issue would be discussed better at the appropriate time.”

“We should not allow something that would cause a problem in the future. We are all Nigerians; if you want RUGA, individuals should go and get land.”

“Igbos have investments in Yorubaland; Yorubas also have investments in Igboland. Yorubas have an investment in the North; they did not do it for free; the Northerners also have an investment in Yorubaland”.

When asked if political offices should be zoned to end the crisis in the country, he stated that if youths would be included in the plan, then it should be adopted.

He further stated that any structural adjustment that has the potential of taking people out of poverty should be considered.



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