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Ondo monarch leads protest against ejection of farmers

Written by on August 28, 2023

Angry farmers in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State at the weekend, staged a mass protest against the alleged sale of their cocoa plantations and other farmlands by the state government to foreign companies.

The protesters were led by the traditional ruler of Ilua, Oba Olalani Ibidapo.

The aggrieved farmers displayed placards with various inscriptions such as ‘This is another Slavery,’ ‘We say no to the destruction of our cocoa farms,’ ‘No Farmers, No Nation’, ‘We don’t want to steal, among others.

Speaking with journalists, Oba Ibidapo, said some people stormed their villages and started erecting signposts that the state government has sold their farmlands and villages to Chinese and Indian companies.

When contacted to comment on the alleged ejection of the farmers, the Senior Special Assistant, Agric and Agribusiness to the governor, Akin Olotu, denied the allegations.

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