Ekiti to register, issue identity cards to herdsmen
The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday said it will soon commence the registration of herdsmen operating in the state.
The state government also disclosed that identity cards would be issued at the end of the registration, which would be handled by the state Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in a bit to identify genuine herders from criminal elements.
The state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi disclosed this during the inauguration of the
Ekiti State Farmers-Herders Peace Committee.
The committee was set up to foster peaceful co-existence among the ethnic nationalities in the state.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Ogundana (retd.), Governor Fayemi called on the committee to work with communities, traditional rulers and security agencies to ensure that farmers-herders clashes became things of the past in the state.
“These leaders would be held responsible in case of any break down of law and order in such community,” he said.