Fayose’s Decision To Ban Cattle Grazing In Ekiti “Courageous Move”- Afenifere

AfenifereThe pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has thrown its weight behind the decision of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to ban cattle grazing in the Southwest state.
Fayose had in a statement issued Monday by his Special Adviser on Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, prohibited the movement of cattle from one place to the other in the state, warning that anyone caught disobeying the directive would have their cattle confiscated.
The directive was in response to the attack on Oke-Ako, in Ikole local government area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Two persons were killed in the attack, the community sacked and while several others were injured.
Reacting to the governor’s directive, Afenifere in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin on Monday, described the decision as a “courageous move”.
It said Fayose’s action was a timely move to strengthen the civilization that places higher value on human lives above cows.
“We have sacrificed enough blood in the unending cycle of bloodletting by Fulani herdsmen, the latest being those killed in Ekiti two days ago”, Mr. Odumakin said.
“The responsible action of the governor should jolt the Federal Government that has appeared largely indifferent to the murderous activities of the Fulani herdsmen to act responsibly over this matter.
“We fully endorse this action which is in conformity with the resolution of the 2014 National Conference that cattle breeders must embrace ranching as against grazing reserves being canvassed in certain quarters”.


  1. We are behind you my Governor
    As a chief security of the State,
    Ur duty is to protect your State,
    That is exactly what you are doing,
    By showing care and love to your people,
    we are proud of you.


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