Fayose Signs Anti-Grazing Bill Into Law

By Ikenga Chronicles August 31, 2016

Outspoken Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, signed into law an anti-grazing bill. The law is part of the efforts of the state government, to check the menace of armed herdsmen, who had attacked civilians in other parts of the country, with no concrete action taken by the Federal Government.

According to the Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Kolawole Oluwawole, details of the new law include;

“Grazing activities must be from 7am to 6pm on daily basis. The government shall allot certain portion of land to each local governments for grazing. Anyone caught grazing on portions of land or any farmland not allotted by government shall be apprehended and made to face the law.

“Any herdsman caught with firearms and any weapons whatsoever during grazing shall be charged with terrorism. Any cattle confiscated shall be taken to government cattle ranch at Erifun in Iworoko community. Any farm products destroyed by the activities of any caught herdsman shall be estimated by agricultural officer and the expenses of the estimate shall be borne by the culprit. Any herdsman who violates any of these rules shall be imprisoned for six months without option of fine.”

Hon. Oluwawole also stated that the state government is currently working on making available grazing lands in LGAs across the state.

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