11 August, 2019

OODUA GROUPS WRITE SULTAN OF SOKOTO


 OODUA GROUPS WRITE SULTAN OF SOKOTO

Open letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Said and the Fulani leaders
August 08, 2019
The Sultan of Sokoto and Fulani Leader
His Eminence Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad
THE STATE OF THE NATION
We write this letter to you considering your importance as the head of the Fulani people in Nigeria. You are also the head of Fulani Muslims in Nigeria. It is our hope that you will be able to share the thoughts expressed here with the 7 million Fulani people in Nigeria through your traditional means of communication.
We write to honour you with this letter, given the floundering opportunities for a dialogue on the future of Nigeria, which has eluded the various ethnic groups in Nigeria and which may not enhance itself too soon.
Given the drumbeats of armed violence and extremism perpetrated largely by your people, and the fleeting prospects of a national dialogue, we hope this letter will not be the last opportunity to constructively engage you and the Fulani nation.
We, on behalf of Apapo Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA), a coalition of several Itsekiri, Edo and Yoruba groups write with our deepest feelings about the Nigerian state and what appears to be the pitfalls that lay ahead, most of which are oiled and orchestrated by your own people, the Fulani, albeit consciously.
THE PAST
There was no history of Fulani in today’s territory until 1804. This was 800 years after the Yoruba Kingdoms had been established, about 600 years after the Hausa, Ijaw, Tiv, Igala, Junkun Kingdoms had flourished. The Igbo Nation had existed for centuries before your people wandered into this hemisphere.
We recall that your forebears came to power through brutal and bloody conquest of indigenous peoples in many parts of Northern Nigeria under the guise of Islam even though Islam had taken firm roots in Yorubaland, Kano and Bornu Empires as early as the 11th century.
Since your sojourn in Nigeria, you have been very lucky.
A whole country of over 300 ethnic groups, was handed over to you a foreigner, first through the conquest of some of its part, you, who never owned an inch of land centuries earlier in this hemisphere.
You have reaped the fruits which trees you did not plant and you knew not when they were planted.
Moreso, you were from a family of wanderers and your emergence as Emir and the traditional ruler was unusual, having no royal blood in your veins ab initio.
No doubt, You succeeded in taking over the land, the main means of production of these innocent peoples whose main offence was that they were too caring, too gentle, too subservient and accommodating of foreigners in their ancestral homeland, Today, you sit on a throne soaked with the blood of millions of innocent souls anguished with deafening ears to the agony of the spirit of millions of victims of the horrendous killings by your men, who came from Fouta Jallon in Senegal, only some 210 years ago.
The British left in 1960 and you emerged as the main benefactor even though your people were not known to have fought for independence.
You were wise enough to plant your people in the security institutions, a reflection of your preference for force and brigandage instead of a knowledge-driven society.
Through direct military intervention or subterfuge, sly plots, you have been ruling Nigeria or determining who rule Nigeria since 1960. This is rare luck that only courageous people can manage for some time, but needs wise, intelligent, decent and conscientious people to manage for a millennium.
Under the false, artificial creation called Nigeria, your people produce no oil, yet you appropriate and decide how the resources should be expended.
You have no access to the Ocean, yet you decide which goods should be imported and which vessel should ply routes that indigenous owners of this God-given oceans had been using for centuries.
All the military weapons were bought not by your money, but you decide who should use them and who should be killed by the same weapons. You have no rich scholarly tradition, yet your people sit on the Nigerian Universities Commission, (NUC) and decide the faith of other Nigerians.
You located all the military institutions in your land, more out of fear than out of love for justice and fair play.
90 percent of Nigerian resources are sourced from the South and Middle Belt, yet you decide how the funds should be spent. Did you think this irresponsible way of life will continue for ever? Did your people think we are foolish and even if we are, did you think coming generations will accept this brazen exploitation? We have called for dialogue on these issues, but you call it treason.
The truth is that you have grossly mismanaged this opportunity. Your ruinous and destructive tradition has robbed on all Nigerians. Your intuition for aggression has become a national culture. Your disdain for debate and logical criticisms has been imbibed by Nigerians who continue to gravitate towards the custodians of political power, whose way of life must be imbibed for recognition.
You have ruined and destroyed this whole nation at your beckon due to your exclusive, narrow, primordial and savage instincts driven only by your self interest and your brutal and non-negotiable desire to conquer and subdue every nationality in Nigeria. This is a tall task which you are hell bent in executing.
THE INVASION OF YORUBALAND BY FULANI HERDSMEN
We like to caution you on your latest antics to renew your grand 1804 design to conquer the entire country, not through ideas but through the most savage tradition of killings and maiming.
This to us is at the bottom of the current Fulani kidnapping in Yorubaland. We wish to inform you that we are aware of your grand plan to renew a project done half way and put on mute mode since the defeat of your forces in 1840 by the Yoruba Army.
We are worried that you and your Fulani people have been suspiciously silent on the kidnapping of Yoruba people, the killing of our young professionals including the killing of the daughter of a prominent Yoruba leader.
We were not surprised that you and the other Fulani leaders did not consider it necessary to send condolence messages or even visit the family of the slain woman. This can only mean your tacit approval or at least, a philosophy of cold compromise.
Please be aware that in the past two years, records show that 689 Yoruba people have been kidnapped by your people, Fulani, about 400 reported cases of rape, including rape of toddlers. Out of this number of the kidnapped, 356 were women, and out of that number, 250 were married women.
In all, 112 people were killed by your Fulani people either for resisting kidnap or for failing to pay ransom. This may mean nothing to you, but to us, it means a lot.
We urge you to imagine a group of armed Yoruba cocoa farmers storming forests in Kano, Katsina and Sokoto, kidnapping Fulani people, raping their young girls and even killing the daughter of an Emir or a prominent Fulani leader? Can you also imagine the same heavily armed Yoruba cocoa farmers occupying your forests, stopping your people from farming and preventing your people from plying the highways in their ancestral homes?
To make the matter worse, imagine the armed Yoruba cocoa farmers carry out these terrible crimes under the banner of a Yoruba man as the Nigerian President. How will you feel?
As it is, your people, the Fulani are digging their hands down our throats. They are entering our bedrooms and sleeping with our mothers and wives. These actions are not only against Islam, they are against humanity.
These latest actions plus our experiences in the past have combined to renew the energy of millions of Yoruba people who want a country of their own. Either you like it or not, this will happen. God, before whom you and your big crown are like but a filthy rag, will make it happen.
We urge you to prepare your self to dialogue or if you chose the path of violence, there will be proportional response. Having Yoruba or Igbo Republics is something you do not wish to hear, but which is imminent and inevitable.
Please be aware that the Yoruba do not begrudge your values and the ways of your living, all we are saying is that we want to live our lives, design our political and cultural architecture, live and die on our own terms.
The forthcoming Yoruba Republic will be glad to accommodate righteous Fulani people who respect our civilisations and the laws of our fatherland.
We wish to use this opportunity to advice you and your people to be aware that you have no power to conquer Yoruba Nation. Your forebears tried and failed. Your military and political surrogates tried, marked with killings, maiming and destruction of our economy, yet they failed.
We ask you to instruct your people, the armed Fulani herdsmen to withdraw from Yoruba territories and on their own, mop up the cache of arms and ammunition stored in Yoruba territories.
Sir, the Yoruba people stand for peace and not war. We would prefer these issues to be resolved amicably without firing any gun shot. But, we wish to say that if your heart remains rebellious and your soul defiant, the Yoruba people are not afraid to confront you once again the way we did some 175 years ago, this time in the most ferocious manner you can ever imagine. It is necessary to let you know this even though we are aware that you will not change the conquest desires of your heart.
We wish you a happy Salah and Allah’s wisdom to know and do what is right.
Yours Sincerely,

Col Abimbola Sowumi (rtd)
Mallam Salau Ahmed Akorede
For Apapo Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA)
The Yoruba self-determination group


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25 July, 2019

Failed Nation, Doomed Youths

Failed Nation, Doomed Youths

Aregbesola
Served 8 years as commissioner for works in Lagos (you know what that means?)
Later seconded to state of Osun to serve another 8 years as Governor (his performance is in public knowledge) now a Minister of the federal republic. That makes uninterrupted  20 years of public largess.

Rotimi Amaechi
 Formerly a Speaker in Rivers state House of Assembly, then Governor for 8 years in Rivers state, 4 years as Federal Minister under the "CHANGE" government and returned as Minister under the "Next Level" government that makes an uninterrupted 
24 years on public fund!

Babatunde Fashola
Serves as a legal practitioner at the chambers of Kafaru Tinubu then Chief of staff in Lagos, that means a lot.
Then 8 years as Governor in Lagos and another 4  years as Minister under the "CHANGE" government overseeing three major ministries (his performance on his first appointment is in public knowledge) now returned as Minister under the "Next Level" government.

Gbemisola Saraki
Former Senator from Kwara state, now a  Minister under the "Next Level" government her only credential being bringing her blood brother on his kneels politically. 

Timipre Slyva
Formerly a Governor of Bayelsa for 8 years formerly indicted and was on trial with EFCC for several years now a Minister under the "Next Level" government

Olorunmbe Mamora
Former Lagos Commissioner for Health, a "Yes Sir" man to the power that be, later a Senator now a federal Minister under the "Next Level" government

Godswill Apabio
Served 8 years as Governor of Akwa-Ibom, later a Senator of the Federal Republic. Visitor to EFCC for several years, case quashed upon cross-carpeting to the ruling APC now a Federal Minister under the "Next Level" government

Architect Adegbite
Former Commissioner for works under Governor Ibikunle Amosun, "Yes Sir" man to Governor Amosun now a Federal Minister his credential for his new position being his loyalty to Governor Amosun

Sunday Dare
Columnist with Tinubu's  the Nations Newspaper, several years as media Aid to Tinubu, put on board of NCC for his loyalty to the Bourdillon now a Ministerial nominee from Oyo state

Chris Ngige
Formerly a Governor  in Anambra, he was in the national assembly then federal Minister under the "CHANGE" government now returned as a Minister for another term under the "Next Level" government.

Ogbonaya Onu
Formerly a Governor, he was a Minister for Science and Technology under the "CHANGE" government now returned as a Minister under the "Next Level" government

Lai Muhammad
Formerly a commissioner in Lagos, another "Yes Sir" man to the power that be, a Minister under the "CHANGE" government now returned as a Minister under the "Next Level" government.

Adeniyi Adebayo
Formerly a Governor in Ekiti state, now a Minister under the "Next Level" government.

Festus Keyamo
Formerly a Human Rights Activist Lawyer, he was a Lawyer to EFCC tormenting looters of our national treasury but was baited to come and eat and expectedly kept quiet once he was invited to the "dining table", Keyamo exhibits good table manner because he  stopped talking once he started eating. Keyamo will now sit on the same table with the looters he once tormented to make decisions for the country 

........And the list continues, in all 8 retired but not tired Governors, several former legislatures.

Meanwhile, Mr Bayo Ogunlesi is a Nigerian managing the Heathrow Airport and some other Airports in the UK, he also manages the railway in some European countries but never invited home to come and serve as Transport Minister just because he's not loyal to the Bourdillon.

Recently, the  news of a Nigerian medical Doctor, a graduate of OAU Ile-Ife that performed an unprecedented feat in the medical profession went viral internationally, he never made the Ministerial list because he would neither say  "Yes sir" to the northern cabals nor the Bourdillon.

Kase Lawal is an Ibadan man from Elekuro, he's a world class oil magnate based in Texas, USA. He rubs shoulders with the powers that be in America, he's acclaimed to be the richest black man in Texas his goodwill and social capital would have assisted our oil and gas sector. Alas, he won't say "Yes Sir" to the constituted Authority hence he's not on the Ministerial list.

Year in year out, young Nigerians record academic feats internationally but never has any of these young graduates bubbling with fresh ideas been invited to come and serve their fatherland rather people are recycled and compensated for loyalty to their Ogas at the top.

A critical scrutiny of the list of ministerial nominees shows that none of the forty-three prospective Ministers is below 50 years of age The only jobs reserved  for Nigerian youths are social media ranting, COZA protest,  Npower, SureP,  O'Yes, Yesso, BetNaija and yahooyahoo.

With this trend, the labour of our Hero past is already in vain.

Adetunbi Saheed Ige, PhD

24 July, 2019

THE INVASION OF IJEBU REMO by the Abokis


👺*THE INVASION OF IJEBU REMO by the Abokis*

*They started trickling into the various neighborhoods of Remo, Ogun State innocuously since 2017. People were happy because they provided cheap labour as farm hands, wood hewers, junk collectors and shoemakers. Little did they know they were an advance party of an occupationist-movement.*

*For instance, they also began to scavenge for scraps in your backyard, refuse dumps, inside the forests and even shrines. Yes, they know every inch of pathways, detours and short cuts around.*

*Everyday produce and cattle  trucks from the North discharge their Goods at Ode/Ipara, Ogere and Sagamu Interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.*

*Curiously hundreds of northerners disembark at these dropoff points, and within minutes, they disappear and embeds themselves.*

*If anyone goes to Sagamu, Ogere, ILISAN, these abokis have taken over some areas, while the people there are fast asleep.*

*While these new settlers are awake playing music, communing and entrenching themselves, the Local People remain sleeping.*

*All over IJEBU Remo, the abokis are festering and becoming emboldened by our lack of awareness and alertness.*

*Nobody wants to tackle them because the security apparatus around Ogun state are now Fulani run. Even if they are apprehended for crimes committed, they are released within hours.*

*In all this, I decided to go closer by forming a bond with a particular Musa, I got to know first hand the reason for the influx: I found out it is not economic reasons alone.*

*Everyone of these people are here for a more specific serious purpose: These people were sent and ordered to relocate as invaders.*

*They all have mobile phones and radio, and they hold solidarity meetings everyday, they are taught defensive and offensive manoeuvres.*

*Amongst them are a tiny percentage of genuine economic migrants, but they too are inside the network ordered to relocate and dominate.*

*The epicenters of the clandestine plots are the cattle markets from Ode Remo to Ibadan, and aboki settlement around.*

*From Lagos to Ogijo, Sagamu, Ilisan Iperu, Ikenne, Isara-Ago Iwoye road, there are command centres putting them in check, and giving them new information from the North, still Remo people are asleep.*

*Analysing the movements and incidents, a certain prominent man in Iguomon, Edo State called for the services of these cutlass wielding farm hands or farm-workers, when they arrived fully-armed, he became uncomfortable.* So, he asked them to disarm, but they refused, so he decided to disarm them. There and then he was matcheted in front of his own house in his village.*

*There was pandemonium, and the man's eldest son mobilised the youths for action. Within minutes, the whole almajiris vacated Iguomon on spotting the angry youths.*

*Sadly though, ten days later, the foreigners were all back again in the settlement, bolder and more determined.*

*What happened? Oh simple, the body of the eldest son who led the uprising was found in the river a week after the uprising, and his four cars were burnt, his father's house ransacked.*

*There's palpable fear in Iguomon, along Benin Agbor express way, before the bypass.*

*ILISAN Remo had a close call a couple of weeks ago: Four abokis were killed by an irate mob over an alleged okada snatching and robbery. It took the timely intervention of security forces and community leaders to prevent an imminent mayhem. The community is now overwhelmed by the burgeoning aboki population.*

*This is how it is in other communities in Remo land.

*If anyone thinks he or she will see a situation where Northerners will be  scurrying back to the North because of one thing or the other again, then that person is a joke. As a matter of fact, the Benue /Plateau situation will play out soon all over the South, and the original local people will soon be the refugees after been displaced from their land by the Abokis.*

*So, keep slumbering, keep thinking all is well, keep advocating peace and unity, keep fighting amongst yourselves.*

*While you're at it, they are strategizing on how  to dominate the Southerners perpetually, that is, if they have not already dominated.*

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This is an eye opener......

23 July, 2019

Miyetti Allah & Fulani Herdsmen Has Taken Over Vigilante Operations In Yorubaland.

BREAKING News!!!
Miyetti Allah & Fulani Herdsmen Has Taken Over Vigilante Operations In Yorubaland. - Chidi Cali.

This is Kayode Ajulo, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court Of Nigeria states his encounter with Fulani Vigilante group on his way returning from Akure yesterday 4pm.

Ajulo said that terrorists were already mounting the highways with guns and openly doing "security work”. They have direct phone lines with the neighboring police stations confirming they are legit. Some of the Herdsmen Vigilante are wearing various Nigerian security outfits.

This confirmed the police announcement in June that they will collaborate with Fulani Herdsmen to bring back peace in the country.
Nigerians were also shocked when the Miyetti Allah announced too that they will be setting up Vigilante group across the country.

As it stands, these vigilante groups has been operating secretly all over the country and the Miyetti Allah’s announcement was a mere formality.. 
Me ndi yoruba never see anything since nnamdi kanu is their headache osetigo






13 July, 2019

ORIGIN OF THE NEW BANDITS FROM NORTH

NUHU RIBADU,  FORMER  EFCC BOSS.

wrote :-

Bandits”” were created by Gen Mohammadu Buhari Rtd to oust Jonathan
Bandits are not Boko Haram nor Herdsmen

It all started in April 2014 when Mohammadu Buhari assembled his ardent supporters, promoters and strategists to determine how to remove President Jonathan Goodluck.  Prominent amongst them were El-Rufai, Gen Danbazo (Rtd)……..

A decision was reached to consult Miyatti Allah cattle breeders association for assistance to boot Jonathan Goodluck out of office. Consequently, the National Chairman of Miyatti Allah was engaged to bring in foreign mercenaries. Within a month, 2,000 Fulani fighters were brought in from Mali, Senegal, Niger Republic, Chad, Libya to name but a few. Further 4,000 fighters were stationed in Niger and Chad on standby.

 On arrival, they were assembled in Kaduna under the sponsorship of El Rufai and were addressed by various Northern Leaders including the Sultan of Sokoto, Gen Buhari (Rtd) etc.

Specifically, Gen Buhari in his address told the fighters that “the British handed Nigeria over to us the Fulanis at independence. The land (Nigeria) belongs to us. We must reclaim what belongs to us.”He added that at the event that Jonathan Goodluck worn the election, the Fulani machinery must fight until they regain control of the country. He assured them that the Nigerian Army was behind them.

The mercenaries received initial training from the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy and were sent to 6 camps in Ekiti State, Benue State, Katsina State, Kaduna State, Zamfara State and Borno State.

In the camps, brand new pick-up trucks, generators etc were provided them. Nigerian Airforce helicopters were used to provide them essential supplies like food, water, drinks and even arms and ammunitions.

Evidently, Jonathan Goodluck lost the election in 2015 through a well orchestrated election organised by INEC under a Fulani Chairman, Professor Jega. Gen Buhari (Rtd) was sworn in as the president. This saw the emergence of a Fulani president through a dodgy election hence the planned violent war was averted.

Contrary to expectation, the mercenaries in the various camps were abandoned, no more food and essential supplies. The relationship between Miyatti Allah, El Rufai (now a State Governor) and Dambazo broke down. El Rufai arrogantly declared that they were not needed anymore and they should go back. Consequently, the killings in Kaduna commenced as a warning to El Rufai but it did not bother him. He declared that he had paid the people carrying out the killings and they did not want to stop. The Nigerian police did not bother to call Gov El Rufai to give further clarification on this.

The Mercenary at the various camps decided to go about to find food for themselves by robbing people, going into farm lands and kidnapping.  Miyatti Allah made several efforts to contact El Rufai and Dambazzo to appeal to them to provide money to return these fighters to where they came from. All efforts proved abortive. The mercenaries at this point vacated their organised camps and took to crime.

The criminal gangs which emanated from these mercenaries were at this point described as “Bandits” in order to differentiate them from other notorious terrorist groups like Fulani Herdsmen, Boko Haram etc.

Following the untold destruction and killings which the Bandits carried out especially in Katsina and Zamfara, the Northern leaders in conjunction with officials of Nigerian Government requested Miyatti Allah to intervene and remove the Bandits from Nigeria. Miyatti Allah returned demanding 150 Billion Naira to settle the Bandits and evacuate them. The Government turned the offer down and restricted itself to the payment of 100 Billion Naira.

Shamefully Godwin Emefiele raised 100 Billion Naira for the settlement as a condition for his re-appointment as the Central bank Governor.

Miyatti Allah collected the money and purportedly distributed it but nothing changed.

In a bid to control the damage, President Buhari directed that RUGA initiative be setup to create colonies for these fighters in every state in Nigeria.

My questions are:
1. Should Nigerian communities accommodate these criminal elements?
2. Why has El Rufai not been called to clean up the mess he created?
3. Does this explain the President Buhari’s silence?
4.Is this conspiracy of the North gone wrong?
Nigerians think for yourselves
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09 July, 2019

EL RUFAI SOUTHERNERS & YAHOO BOYS

Reno To El-Rufai: Before You Label Southerners Yahoo Yahoo, Remember Abacha Is World’s Biggest Thief

I was shocked when I saw the headlines. To be sure I was not a victim of sensationalised news coverage, I went and read his comments in detail.

While speaking at the Northern Youth summit organized by Northern Hibiscus Initiative in Kaduna this Saturday, July 6, 2019, Mr. El-Rufai said, inter alia, as follows:

“We still have a lot to be proud of.

 We should be proud of our culture and tradition, as well as unity. You hardly can find someone from northern Nigeria convicted of 419 or being a Yahoo boy. That is something we should be proud of.

We are generally considered to be more honest and less corrupt than other Nigerians. That is something we should be proud of.”

In response to the above comments, I say to Nasir El-Rufai that before you label Southerners as Yahoo Yahoo people and fraudsters, do note that the biggest thief in world history is Sani Abacha. Yet, a stadium is proudly named after him in Kano.

 This is a man who stole in excess of $5 billion. 21 years after his death, Abacha is still sending credit alert to Nigeria, though General Buhari said ‘Abacha never stole’.

Furthermore, the biggest thief in Nigeria’s civil service history is Abdulrasheed Maina, whom General Buhari secretly recalled, reinstated and double promoted.

Finally, let me conclude by saying before you label Southerners as corrupt and fraudulent people, note that both you and General Buhari campaigned for the re-election of a man shown on video stuffing bribes in his babanriga. You, Nasir El-Rufai, not Southerners, deserve the label of dishonesty that you tried to pin on us.

Thieves do not have a particular tribe or religion. 8 years ago, I said “The difference between Nigerians is not North and South. The difference between Nigerians is between the good and the bad”. It is left to Nigerians to decide in which category you, Nasir El-Rufai, a man who paid herdsmen after they killed his people, fall.

I know that you are still smarting from the RUGA rejection , but that please, do not take out your anger on the long suffering people of Nigeria.

Reno Omokri

Thinker. #1 Bestselling author of Facts V Fiction: True Story of GEJ Years. Avid traveler. Table Shaker. Buhari Tormentor. Sharer of the Gospel, not the gossip.

08 July, 2019

Make the North habitable for Herders and their flocks

To:
The Office Of The Vice President,
Pastor Yemi Osibajo.
National Livestock Transformation Plans, is a lofty idea, given the content of the project, but the programme would have been better driven, focusing on the humans components from which the crisis emanated.
National Farmers and Herders Transformation Plans NFHTP, would have been the appropriate nomenclature for the project.
However, this available statistics, I believe will assist your office on the need to concentrate on States having the needed resources (land) in abundance for the successful implementation of National LIVESTOCK TRANSFORMATION Plans.
NIGERIA'S 36 STATES & FCT, RANKED IN ORDER OF LAND SURFACE AREA.
RANK STATE KM²
1 Niger State 76,363
2 Borno State 70,898
3 Taraba State 54,473
4 Kaduna State 46,053
5 Bauchi State 45,837
6 Yobe State 45,502
7 Zamfara State 39,762
8 Adamawa State 36,917
9 Kwara State 36,825
10 Kebbi State 36,800
11 Benue State 34,059
12 Plateau State 30,913
13 Kogi State 29,833
14 Oyo State 28,454
15 Nasarawa State 27,117
16 Sokoto State 25,973
17 Katsina State 24,192
18 Jigawa State 23,154
19 Cross River State 20,156
20 Kano State 20,131
21 Gombe State 18,768
22 Edo State 17,802
23 Delta State 17,698
24 Ogun State 16,762
25 Ondo State 15,500
26 Rivers State 11,077
27 Bayelsa State 10,773
28 Osun State 9,251
* Federal Capital Territory 7,315
29 Enugu State. 7,161
30 Akwa Ibom State 7,081
31 Ekiti State 6,353
32 Abia State 6,320
33 Ebonyi State 5,670
34 Imo State 5,530
35 Anambra State 4,844
36 Lagos State 3,345
Do note sir, that Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo and Ebonyi States, put together equal, 29525KM², while Kogi alone is 29833KM², meaning the entire South East is a little less than Kogi State in land mass.
Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti States put together equal to 76320KM², Lagos is 3345KM².
Niger State is 76363KM², meaning
Niger State alone is more than the entire Southwest States, excluding Lagos.
Sir, without been mischievous, the north have more than enough land to take care of NLTP.
The concentration of Muhammadu Buhari led Government, should be how to make the North more habitable for his people, this I believe all Nigerians will ready support in every way possible.
Sir, may I appeal to you, to use your office to initiate NLTP as a project to make the North habitable for Herders and their flocks through her programmes.
Do have the highest regard of our organisation and the support of all well meaning Nigerian in this direction.
Yours, in search of a better and greater Nigerian.
Dr. Bolaji O. Akinyemi.
President,
Project Victory Call Initiatives,
aka PVC-NAIJA

06 July, 2019

RUGA SETTLEMENTS IN THE SOUTH? A PROVOCATIVE SCAM.

Ruga Settlements in the South? 😳😳

The North controls almost 90% of Nigeria's landmass. Within the region exists the most reliable and consistent river systems (no drought recorded in over a hundred years!) that are suitable for all manner of irrigation cultivation and river channelling through vast fadama marshes.

In fact, you can drive for 150km within lush arable land in every state in Northern Nigeria without seeing appreciable human habitation or farmland.

Therefore, any conception or even thinking about thinking of establishing Ruga cattle stations in any part of the South (the most densely populated part of the entire African continent), will be the biggest act of betrayal since JUDAS!

For God's sake, how could anybody think of creating refugee colonies and manufacturing destitution on an industrial scale when with a good  investment in irrigation systems and all year hybrid grass cultivation,  Fulani herdsmen could be conveniently settled in their homeland?
This way, bovine culture and the dairy industry could be kick-started on a massive industrial scale  - at which point Southern merchants will pay through their noses to purchase the products, and for export too.

This is the surest way to lift the people out of poverty forever and stem the current crime wave.

Instead, here we are, allowing those without foresight to dictate the trajectory of discourse teetering on proposing to get land from someone who doesn't even have enough to live on.

In fact, with sustainable ranching practices, the entire population of Nigerian Fulani nomads cannot exhaust the unused arable land in the North West alone!
Who is doing this to the North for Allah's sake!!??

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