A socio-cultural organization for the Yoruba people of Nigeria, otherwise known as Afenifere has described the ban on cattle grazing reserves in Ekiti State as courageous and endorsed the Ayodele Fayose-government in the state over this matter, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Afenifere, NaijaAgroNet recalls was formed with Pa Abraham Adesanya as its pioneer leader and Chief Bola Ige as deputy leader.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, their attention has been drawn to the courageous move by the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose to ban cattle grazing in the state.
As said by him, the action of the governor is a timely move to strengthen the civilization that places higher premium on human lives above cows.
“We have sacrificed enough blood in the unending cycle of bloodletting by Fulani herdsmen, the latest being those killed in Ekiti a few days ago,” he said.
Afenifere also said that 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 over this matter.
“We fully endorse this action which is in conformity with the resolution of the 2014 National Conference that cattle breeders must embrace ranching as against grazing reserves being canvassed in certain quarters,” Afenifere insisted.