The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has signed the Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law.
He appended his signature in the presence of over 3,000 Traditional Chiefs in Ekiti State.
Under the law, herdsmen are forbidden from carrying arms and movement of cows and other animals from one location to another.
The law prescribes six months imprisonment without option of fine for any herdsman who violates the grazing prohibition, while any herdsman found with arms will be charged with terrorism.
This is to show that Fayose meant his words when he said Ekiti state would not support the Federal government’s initiative of creating grazing reserves in the country.