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The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has stepped up in the fight against herdsmen in his domain with the inauguration of the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals (EGEM).

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The Governor who has been a thorn in the flesh of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government, had, a few months ago signed into law, the bill criminalizing cattle grazing in the state and he stepped up the enforcement by inaugurating the Marshalls.

During the inauguration held at the Government House in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, October 20, 2016, Fayose mandated the new Marshalls to arrest and confiscate any cow found grazing beyond the 6pm deadline, declaring that such cows will be slaughtered and shared to the people as part of the 'Stomach Infrastructure' policy of his administration.

The EGEM is saddled with the task of enforcing the prohibition of cattle and other ruminants grazing law in Ekiti while the owners of the cows so arrested will also be liable to a six months jail term.

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His Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, took to his Facebook wall and Twitter account to give an update on the inauguration.

Read the tweets here:

 

 

 

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