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“People opposed to cattle colonies have low intelligence” – Kogi Gov. Bello says

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“People opposed to cattle colonies have low intelligence” – Kogi Gov. Bello says

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Friday described those opposed to the cattle colonies’ proposal of the Federal Government as “people with low intelligence”.

In his view, that’s the only reason they do not see the economic gains attached to it.

Bello who spoke yesterday at the Kogi state Agricultural Expo as part of the activities marking his second year anniversary, said the criticism that has greeted the proposal arose from lack of intellectual capacity to grasp the benefits.

He said the critics need to realize that the colonies will not only ensure increased meat production, but will also increase the internally generated revenue of the state.

Bello was one of the first governors to declare support for the idea of cattle colonies. Several other state governors especially in the Southern part of the country, as well as the conflict-prone Plateau, Benue and Taraba states, have however rejected the idea.

READ: FG says work on cattle colonies to commence next week

Bello said communities need not be afraid of having their lands taken over by Fulanis. While calling on the people  of the state to be more tolerant, he said that the herdsmen are simply out to engage in their business.

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