The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, says he is now a member of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and deserve a share of the RUGA settlement.
During the funeral service of his mother in Aiyetoro -Gbedde, Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, the senator stated that he received 104 cows from sympathisers and this has qualified him as a member of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.
The funeral service held at Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Oke-Ayo assembly Iluofon quarters in Ijumu.
“My sincere appreciation goes to the good people of this country, including the chief of army staff, and several others that have identified with me and my family,” he said.
“During this period, I have received 104 cows and I can say I’m now a member of Miyetti Allah, and will thereby ask President Buhari to make available to me a Ruga cattle settlement.”
Senator Dino announced a donation of 5 million Naira to the church where the service held, while PDP donated 1 million Naira.
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Ike Ekweremadu; former deputy president of the senate, ex speakers of the House of Representatives Felicia Etteh and Dimeji Bankole were among the dignitaries at the funeral.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Tukur Buratai, chief of Army staff both sent representatives