Herdsmen’s Eviction: I stand with Akeredolu’s decision – Sen. Tofowomo
…Advises genuine herdsmen to vacate the forests and go for proper registration as directed.
The Senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, has declared total support for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s decision directing all the herdsmen to vacate Ondo State forest reserves in his bid to separate genuine businessmen from criminals in the forest.
The senator has however advised the governor to take a step further by making it a law.
Senator Tofowomo said: “I join my voice with all the positive and good people of Ondo State and also congratulate Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for taking a very good decision against the criminal activities of some Fulani herdsmen that are holding us to ransom in Ondo State.”
“While declaring my total support for the decision of the governor to evict criminals from our forest reserves with the registration of genuine herdsmen and farmers who are into businesses in Ondo State, I urge him to take a step further by making it a law.”
“He should package a law to the Ondo State House of Assembly to put an end to banditry, and kidnapping being orchestrated by the bad eggs among the Fulanis who are hiding under the guise of herdsmen.”
“With that, criminals would be separated from those doing genuine businesses in Ondo State. It is only a bandit that would support a bandit and it is only a kidnapper that would support a kidnapper.”
“I stand with Mr Governor on his decision. And I advise all the genuine herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves and obey the governor’s directive by going through the appropriate ministry for registration.”
Special Assistant, Media & Publicity,
To the Senator. January 23, 2021.