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Fayose Governor rejects idea of grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen

The Ekiti Governor however said he will support the creation of ranches for the herdsmen in their own states.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state. play

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.

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The Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has rejected the idea of creating grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen in the state.

Premium Times reports that Fayose said “By the powers conferred on me by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, I reserve the rights to allocate land in the state to people and we will not give an inch of our land to any cow rearer.

“Moving cows from one place to another is no longer fashionable. It is very primitive, provoking and could lead to another civil war.

“We cannot open our eyes and watch as cows destroy our farmlands. We need to ask some questions.

“The herdsmen who go about carrying AK 47 to kill people, who gave them the licences for such arms? Or are they above the law? How did they get those guns? ‎Who purchased the guns for them? What is their agenda for arming them? Has the Boko Haram translated to the herdsmen?”

The Ekiti Governor however said he will support the creation of ranches for the herdsmen in their own states.

Fayose said from the various clashes involving the herdsmen, it is risky to allow them move around from one place to another.

The Governor also said he is very qualified to be the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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