Ado-Ekiti-Ekiti State House of Assembly on thursday fixed six months jail term for any herdsmen who allow his cattle, sheep and goat to graze on undesignated land for ranches in Ekiti.
According to the Vanguard report, 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.
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.
The bill forbids movement of cattle by herdsmen and owners of goat in the Ekiti after 6 p.m.
“No cattle or other ruminants shall by any means move in the night, movement shall be between 7 a.m and 6p.m”