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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Governor Ayodele Fayose said this while inaugurating the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshall (EGEM) at the Government House in Ado Ekiti today.

His words:
"We have a right to life and to survive and holding things for our survival especially peasant farmers, whose means of livelihood are taken away by cattle feeding on their crops.‎ If the gains of peasant farmers are taken away in a jiffy, that is condemnable.‎

"We will bring to a permanent end, the situation whereby some people take away the means of livelihood of others.

"On August 29, 2016, the Anti-Grazing Bill was passed by the House of Assembly and the bill was signed into law by me on August 30.‎ Some people go as far as grazing in the night when farmers are no longer at their farms.‎

"Any cattle found grazing after the time stipulated by the law will be confiscated by the  government.Such cattle will be sold or killed on the spot ‎and shared to people as part of our Stomach Infrastructure programme."

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