Tension As Fayose Becomes Buhari’s Biggest Threat, Shocks Everyone With Most Powerful Move

By Joshua Amaugo August 26, 2016 12:22

Tension As Fayose Becomes Buhari’s Biggest Threat, Shocks Everyone With Most Powerful Move

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has on Thursday, August 25, through the State House of Assembly, ‎passed a bill, banning cattle from grazing freely in the State.

Post-Nigeria, gathered that the development is coming at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari had indicated interest to set aside grazing routes in each State of the Federation for herdsmen.

According to a press statement made available to Post-Nigeria, ‎the bill prescribed six months imprisonment, without an option of fine, for any offender of the bill, while also restricting the movement of cattle after 6pm in the State.

It was learnt that the passage of the bill, followed the submission of a report from the Chairman of the State House of Assembly’s Joint Committee on Agriculture and Environment, Ayodele Fajemilehin, to the House.

‎‎The Speaker of the House, Kola Oluwawole, who presided over the plenary, said the bill would now reduce the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the State.

Recall, that ‎on May 21, 2016, fulani herdsmen had stormed Oke-Akoko in Ikole Local Government Council of Ekiti State, killing ‎two men, and inflicting various degrees of injury to several others.

Also, on Thursday, August 24, fulani herdsmen were reported to have unleashed terror in Enugu and Kwara State, with scores killed and injured.

‎Honourable Oluwawole, noted that ‎if the bill is eventually accented to by the Governor, it will now become a crime for any cattle, sheep and goat to graze on un-designated land for ranches in Ekiti.

According to the new bill tagged, “Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016”, anyone found violating the bill upon conviction, shall be sentenced to six months in prison without the option of fine”.

Other provisions include: “The Governor shall by an order, designate land in each of 16 Local Government Areas in the State, in respect of which Cattle or Ruminants may be permitted to graze.

“No person shall cause or permit any cow, oxen, sheep, as well as goat, under his or her control, to graze on any land in which the Governor has not designated as ranches.

“No cattle or other ruminants shall by any means move in the night. Movement shall be between 7 a.m and 6 p.m”.