Governor Ayo Fayose today signed the Ekiti state Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law. Under the law, herdsmen are prohibited from grazing their cattle in areas that are not designated for grazing and forbidden from carrying arms. 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.
Reacting to the new development in Ekiti state, Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode wrote,
"I am proud of Gov. Ayo Fayose and the people of Ekiti state for signing into law legislation which bans grazing rights for the Fulani herdsmen in the state and which prevents them from carrying firearms.
By this bold and courageous act Fayose and the Ekiiti State House of Assembly have saved many lives. Every governor in the south and the Middle Belt should find the courage to emulate them and do the same."