Governor Ayo Fayose has released the cows which were seized by the Ekiti State Grazing Enforcement Marshals for violating the anti-grazing law.
The Governor signed the Ekiti state Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law on August 29, 2016.
Fayose also signed a peace pact with members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Thursday, November 3, 2016.
The Governor however said that he released the cows to foster a cordial relationship between the cattle rearers, farmers and his government.
Fayose also warned that anyone who is found after the stipulated grazing period of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, will be dealt with.
The Governor said “I have decided to release these cows to strengthen our union. So, I expect you to comply with the law because after now, if you contravene the law, we will take appropriate sanctions against you.”
He also asked the cattle rearers to register with the traditional rulers in their host communities, so they can be monitored.
The executives of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) had earlier met with Governor Fayose to resolve some issues in the grazing law.