Governor Ayodele Fayose, of Ekiti State, has on Monday, August 29, 2016 signed the Ekiti State Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law.
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of over 3,000 traditional chiefs in the southwestern state.
Under the law, herdsmen are forbidden from carrying arms and movement of cows and other animals from one location to another is prohibited.
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.
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