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