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Friday, October 11, 2013

Lagos allays fear over meat consumption

Anthony Nwakaegho/NaijaAgroNet

The Lagos state government has debunked reports that meats from Oko-Oba abattoir are risky and unsafe for consumption due to unhygienic environment.

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal a press release made available to NaijaAgro Net refuted the allegation that 4,000 cattle 10,000 sheep and goat, 500 pigs and 10 camels slaughtered daily across the state could lead to outbreak of diseases and epidemic in the state .

Lawal described the allegation as unfounded and capable of misinforming the general public as there are veterinary officers who are qualified Doctors and animal Health workers at the various slaughter slabs across the state who ensure  that the animals slaughtered are of good health and safe for consumption.

 He stated that the animal hospital at Oko-Oba is well equipped with necessary equipment and also serves a referral centre.

While reiterating government effort at ensuring that only the certified wholesome meat is allowed to be circulated, he enjoined residents to patronise only the approved slaughter slabs in the state.

NaijaAgroNet noted from Lawal that the ministry is prepared to clamp down on illegal abattoir  to avert incidence of diseased infested animals.

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