Ooni Of Ife, Wole Soyinka tell Nigerians to defend their ancestral lands

Ooni Of Ife, Wole Soyinka tell Nigerians to defend their ancestral lands

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, have jointly called on Nigerians to defend their ancestral home lands against the Federal Government proposed RUGA cattle settlements.
This was made known in a communiqué issued yesterday to highlight details of a meeting between the monarch and Novel Laureate at his (Soyinka’s) home in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The meeting was centred on the state of the nation.
Oba Ogunwusi and Soyinka, in the communiqué, said their call on Nigerians to defend themselves became crucial as the Coalition of Northern Groups gave a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to pass the Ruga project for Fulani herders despite being suspended after many Nigerians went against it.
The report read: “In this regard, the recent ultimatum delivered by a sectarian order to the President of this nation to set up the so-called Ruga cattle settlements across the entire nation within a stipulated time, despite the national outcry, should be acknowledged as an entitlement under the bounty of freedom of expression.
“In return, we exercise ours and call upon Nigerian nationals across state demarcations to defend the sanctity of their ancestral lands. This birthright has never been annulled, not even under colonial occupation.
Source: dailypost.ng