Livestock Dealers in Nigeria accuses State government of neglect.
Written by News Room on March 9, 2022
The Oyo state chapter of the Association of Livestock Dealers of Nigeria, has accused the State government of neglect despite members paying over 5 million Naira as tax on over ten thousand goats daily.
State president of the association, Ashirudeen Abd-Rasaq, maintained that with the level of revenue the government generates from the members of the association daily, they deserve the attention of the government.
Abd-Rasaq, while presenting his address, called on security agencies to beam their searchlights on major cattle markets to unravel cases of cattle rustling and stealing of livestock from households and livestock farms.
He alleged that most Fulani youths engaged in selling and buying of livestock, without knowing the source of the animals and according to him, rustled cattle and other livestock were taken to the cattle market for sale.
The event, held at the Aseyin’s palace at Iseyin was witnessed by the leadership of all political parties in the community, traders’ union and youths’ bodies.