Traditional rulers in Ekiti State under the aegis of Majority Obas of Ekiti Land (MOBEL) has opposed the establishment of ranching proposed by the Federal Government under its National Livestock Programme.
They said the FG’s proposed plan by the state government to acquire land for herdersmen grazing activities is ‘crystal imperialist agenda’ with potentials to cause serious security challenges for the host communities.
The monarchs, in a letter dated March 25 2021 and addressed to Governor Kayode Fayemi expressed their opposition to the Ekiti State’s decision to adopt the project following preponderance of complaints from subjects both home and abroad.
The letter changed into signed through the Chairman of the Majority Obas in Ekiti land, Olomuoke of Omuooke-Ekiti, Oba Vincent Otitoju; the Secretary, Onikun of Ikun Amure-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Olusola and different seventy nine monarchs.
The conventional rulers recommended Governor Fayemi in opposition to imposing any obnoxious policy on the human beings, announcing ceding lands to herders whose crook activities have created panic inside the country could offend the sensibilities of the those who were sufferers in their heinous atrocities.
They vowed no longer to cede any part of land of their domains for the proposed grazing reserves, “we’re mindful of the safety implications and outcomes so one can be inimical to the safety of our humans.”