Ban on grazing: I am not against Fulanis or an ethnic jingoist – Fayose


By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado-Ekiti.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said he has nothing against the Fulani people or any other tribe in the country with regard to the order to ban grazing in the state.
He also said he is not an ethnic jingoist who is out to cause confusion in the country.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the governor added that his call for the Federal Government to stem the rising tide of Fulani herdsmen attack on communities across the country was borne out of the need for national cohesion, unity and peace.
“I have nothing against the Fulani people or any other group in the country. My call for the Federal Government to put a check to the excesses of the Fulani herdsmen is for national unity, peace and harmony.
“The issue of incessant attacks on communities across the country by the herdsmen is a time bomb and it should not be allowed to get out of hand. The earlier we stop the menace the better for us as a nation. This has nothing to do with politics or where one comes from in the country. Who knows who the next victim could be.
“The attack is spreading across the country and I call on other state governors as well as political, religious and community leaders across the country to see the issue as a national one that we all must address. Like I have said earlier, the solution is that those rearing cows should have ranches to keep them. In advanced nations, they engage in animal husbandry too and they don’t allow their animals to just roam about” he said.


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