The Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media to the Ekiti State governor, Lere Olayinka, has mocked Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.
Lamenting the recent killings in the state by suspected herdsmen, Olayinka recalled that Bello, despite warnings, gave the Fulanis hectares of land.
“Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State gave Fulani herdsmen 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony, the herdsmen thanked the governor and paid back with the brutal murder of 35 Kogites.
“Abeg, what is that Aso Villa Protocol Officer saying now?”, he wrote in a post on Facebook.
Dozens were reported killed as suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed Kogi communities a few days ago.
In February, Bello in Abuja officially handed a letter conveying the donation of 15,000 hectares of land to the Federal Government for the latter’s cattle colony programme.
The governor said the people and government of the state were ready for the cattle colony programme in the state.
Speaking during a visit to the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, Bello said 15,000 hectares of land has been provided; 10,000 in Ajaokuta and 5,000 in Adavi Local Government areas, respectively, both in the central senatorial district of the state.
The governor said the people of the areas had been fully informed and were in agreement with the policy.