Don’t attend to National Grazing Bill – Samuel Afolayan
*I lost over N100m to herdsmen
Former Chief of Naval Staff, Retired Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan, has called on the National Assembly not to attend to the National Grazing Bill as it is against the interest of the people. He said he had lost over N100 million due to the activities of herdsmen calling on the Federal Government to create ranches as the case in advance countries to stem the frequent clashes between farmers-herdsmen.
Retired Admiral Afolayan made the call in Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State while answering question from newsmen at the weekend.
The former Naval Chief urged the government to implement its economic reform that would automatically address the security challenges bedevilling the nation.
He noted that with strong economic policies and measures the country would be able to procure the necessary military equipment to strengthen peace in the land.
Admiral Afolayan who is the Provincial Vice Lay President of the African Church charged the church to take its full position of championing the course of the people.
He called on Nigerians to be contented, shun selfishness, move closer to God and strive to contribute their quota to the development and progress of the country.
The former Chief of Naval Staff advised Nigerians that are above 60 not to aspire to occupy public offices as there would not be enough energy and strength to meet the challenges and demand of such office.
Also speaking, one time gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state, Elder Oladapo Oladosu, said restructuring the country through fiscal federalism would help address several challenges faced by the nation and help each region to develop at its own pace.
Elder Oladosu who is the Deputy Lay Reverend of Ibadan province of the African Church called on the government to address the hunger and poverty permeating the nation among other.