Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West), on Saturday jokingly told President Muhammadu Buhari that he has become a member of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and deserved a share of the Ruga Settlement.
The senator said he received 104 cows from sympathizers following the death of his 70-year-old mother Deaconess Comfort Melaye and this made him qualified to join Miyetti Allah.
He stated this at the funeral service for Deaconess Melaye in Aiyetoro-Gbedde, Ijumu local government, Kogi State. He 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”, he quipped.
Melaye in his eulogy, related the many instances his mother stood by him, in the cause of his ‘just struggles’, saying that her prayers always made him prevail against his adversaries.
He added that his adversaries should therefore “beware, now that she is with the angels of God”.
The lawmaker later announced the donation of N5 million “in cash”, to the church, in addition to another N1 million donation by the PDP leadership.