Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has backed the decision of the Ekiti State governor, Ayo fayose, to ban cattle grazing in the state.
In a statement by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, on Monday, the group described the decision as a “courageous move.” The full statement read thus:
“Our attention has been drawn to the courageous move by Ekiti State Governor,Mr Ayodele Fayose to ban cattle grazing in Ekiti State.
The action of the governor is a timely move to strengthen the civilisation that places higher premium on human lives above cows.
We have sacrificed enough blood in the unending cycle of blood-letting by Fulani herdsmen the latest being those killed in Ekiti two days ago.
The responsible action of the governor should jolt the Federal Government that has appeared largely indifferent to the murderous activities of the Fulani herdsmen to act responsibly on this matter.
We fully endorse this implementation of the recommendation of the 2014 National on RANCHING as against the grazing reserves being canvased in certain quarters.”
National publicity Secretary