Fayose signs bill banning cattle grazing in Ekiti State •Offenders risk imprisonment, terrorism charges
Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 29 August 2016 | 1,639 times
Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has signed the Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law.
News Express learnt that the Governor signed the bill on Monday in the presence of over 3,000 Traditional Chiefs in Ekiti.
One of the aides who hinted News Express stated: “Under the law, herdsmen are forbidden from carrying arms and movement of cows, and other animals from one location to another is prohibited.”
He added that the law prescribes six months imprisonment without option of fine for any herdsman who violates the grazing prohibition, while any herdsman found with arms will be charged with terrorism.