The Olu of Ilaro Advocates Livestock Branding
The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, has advocated inscription of Breeder’s name on cattle in the country in order to identify the owner in case of any destruction of farm by cattle.
Oba Olugbenle who stated this while receiving Ogun State government delegation in his palace in Ilaro, said the step because necessary towards finding lasting solution to farmers/herders crisis in the country.
The Royal Father also called on Ogun State government to urgently set up Amotekun Corps and give the traditional rulers opportunity to participate in the selection of its operatives.
Responding, The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Afolabi Afuape, stressed the need for the people of the state to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to the security agencies.
In a remark, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile who appealed to the people not to take law into their hands, urged them to allow security agencies and traditional rulers handle farmers/ herders crisis.
While calling for peaceful co-existence among the indigenes of the state and people from other ethnic groups, Alhaji Odusile announced that a stakeholders meeting would soon be held towards finding lasting solutions to Farmers/Herders crisis in the state.