Falae laments incessant attacks
Praises Fayose’s Bold Moves
Former presidential candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Olu Falae, yesterday, praised the courage and efforts of Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose at stopping the activities of herdsmen in the state.
Describing the herdsmen menace as worse than ethnic agitation of both the Indigenous People’s of Biafra (IPOB) and Niger Delta militants, Falae said herdsmen activities could eventually disintegrate the nation, should government fail to urgently tame it.
The ex-Minister for Finance, who had been kidnapped on his farm by herdsmen and later released through efforts of high-powered security operatives, made the remarks in Akure, yesterday.
According to a press statement by Governor Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, Falae said he has been regularly attacked and harassed by herdsmen on his farm. He lamented that over 500 cattle invaded his farm last Friday, saying the activities of the herdsmen is a security threat to the nation.
Falae also praised the bold step taken by governor Fayose at enacting anti-grazing law, saying its urgent implementation has put paid to unwholesome activities of herdsmen in Ekiti State. He, therefore, advised other governors to emulate him and free their people from the stranglehold of herdsmen.
Also speaking about the recent repeat of coming tops in the National Examination Council (NECO) by Ekiti State, Falae congratulated Governor Fayose, saying: “he (Fayose) has returned water to the dried fountain through bold steps taken to turn around the education industry in the state.”