- The Ekiti government has employed marshals to enforce the state's Anti-Grazing Law 2016
- The move is geared towards preventing farmers-herders clashes across the 16 local government areas of the state
- The government also urged the marshals to monitor what he described as some nefarious activities of loggers in the forest
The Ekiti government has employed marshals to enforce the Anti-Grazing Law 2016 and prevent farmers-herders clashes across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Speaking at the inauguration of the officers on Monday, April 8, the marshal coordinator, Sola Durodola, urged them to perform their assignment with utmost sense of responsibility.
He reminded them that they are vested with the power to ensure that herders comply with the law that regulates grazing within the hours allowed by law and restriction of their movement.
He said government would not allow destruction of farmlands and farm produce through unrestricted grazing and attacks on farmers and other law-abiding citizens.
Durodola also urged the marshals to monitor what he described as some nefarious activities of loggers in the forest.
He regretted that illegal felling of economic trees in the forest has robbed the state government of huge revenues that would have been used to the benefit of the people.
He also warned the newly recruited marshals against involvement in shady deals and corrupt practices capable of jeopardising the mandate of the agency.
He stressed that any officer caught in sharp practices would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, a former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Timi Frank, has stated that corruption is responsible for kidnapping, banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria.
Comrade Frank in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, April 7, opined that the mindless looting of public funds that has so far characterised the current administration is directly responsible for persistent insecurity in the country.
He lamented that the president has woefully failed to protect Nigerians and demanded that the current “tired and incompetent heads of security agencies and Service Chiefs be sacked.”
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