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Fayose Afenifere commends Governor for banning Fulani herdsmen

The group, through its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, described the ban as timely.

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state

(Punch)
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Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has commended the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose for taking what it called a bold step to ban cattle rearing and grazing in the state.

The group, through its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, described the ban as timely.

“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,” Afenifere said.

Punch reports that Odumakin also said “Our attention has been drawn to the courageous move by the Ekiti state Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, to ban cattle grazing in the state. The action of the governor is a timely move to strengthen the civilisation that places higher premium 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. 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.”

Governor Fayose asked all those interested in rearing cattle in Ekiti state to get a ranch.

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