The governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, interrupted his journey to inaugurate projects in the Ekiti North area of the state late in the evening of Wednesday to personally join in arresting a herdsmen they saw as contravening the grazing law in the state.
The governor’s convoy was travelling through Ado – Afao road when the herdsmen and his cattle were sighted grazing at a time that the grazing law said was illegal.
￼￼￼The Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, to the governor, Mr. Lere Olayinka, said in his online medium that “the two herdsmen grazing the cows ran into the bush while youths pursued the cows and got one of them arrested.”
Olayinka said: “Governor Fayose was going to Ikole Ekiti, he came across herdsmen along Afao Ekiti road, Ado Ekiti. The governor demonstrated the seriousness of the state’s Anti-Grazing Law by personally seeing to it that one of the cows was “arrested” by youths who chased the cows after the herdsmen ran into the bush upon seeing the governor’s security men. The remaining cows ran into the bush too.”
According to him, Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshalls (EGEM) would start work in few days’ time in the state.