Melaye made his demand after announcing that he is now a member of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and deserves a share of the Ruga settlement.
Melaye said: “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.
“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.”
Dignitaries at the event were Bukola Saraki, former Senate President; Ike Ekeremadu, former Deputy Senate President; Dimeji Bankole, ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives and Patricia Etteh, also a former speaker of the house of reps.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari and Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, sent representatives.
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