Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose hosted the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders.
They paid a visit to the governor to declare their support for the Ekiti Grazing Law.
According to Punch Governor Fayose, and leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria met in Ado Ekiti to sort out differences over the new law restricting cattle grazing in the state.
On the demand by the MACBAN leaders that they be part of the patrol teams to enforce the law, the governor acceded and commended their effort to support his administration in getting rid of bad eggs among the cattle breeders.
Fayose had on August 29 signed a grazing law entitled, “Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016.”
Under the law, anyone found violating the bill, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to six months in prison without an option of a fine.
Although there have been threats from MACBAN, threatening to wage war against the state, the governor had inaugurated the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals with a warning that any cattle found grazing after 6pm would be confiscated by the state government.
The governor at the meeting held at the Government House in Ado Ekiti, agreed to bring in members of MACBAN as part of the grazing marshals to enforce the grazing law.
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