Fulani Herdsmen have destroyed farmlands belonging to the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
Rector of the institution, Dr.Taiwo Akande, said “This menace of Fulani cattle rearers has been most destructive to many of our demonstration farms and pilot plantations,” she said.
“It is most painful to also disclose that some of the pilot farmv projects,academic, research demonstration farms and recently established plantations on which we pinned our hope of future revenue enhancement have been destroyed one after the other by the Fulani vcattle rearers
“They will bring their animals to the campus environment and eat up every green thing in sight.”
She added that another serious danger was land grabbers who encroach on the polytechnic’s land with the intentions of claiming some portions of it allotted to the polytechnic upon its establishment in 1980.
She said at a pre-convocation press conference in Ado Ekiti that the institution had lost several millions of naira in monetary terms as a result of the menace.
Akande called on the federal government to intervene as the police and eminent Nigerian like Chief Afe Babalola whose university is located directly opposite the polytechnic had tried to curb further damage but to no avail.