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Ekiti Lawmakers Recommend 6 Months Jail Term For Fulani Herdsmen

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Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday recommended six months jail term for any herdsmen who allow his cattle, sheep and goat to graze on un-designated land for ranches in Ekiti.

The bill, tagged,” Prohibition of Cattle and Other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016″which was unanimously passed at the plenary sitting of the Assembly, seek to regulate public grazing in the state.

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The passage of the bill followed the submission of report of Joint Committees on Agriculture and Environment by its Chairman, Mr Ayodele Fajemilehin, to committee of the whole House.

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The Speaker of the House, Mr Kola Oluwawole, who presided over Tuesday plenary said the bill would now reduce the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state.

Oluwawole said “if the bill is eventually accented to by the governor, it will now become crime for any cattle, sheep and goat to graze on undesignated land for ranches in Ekiti.


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