Lagos dislodges illegal slaughter slab, arrests 10 butchers in Alimosho

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The Lagos state government has dislodged an illegal slaughter slab in the Oke Rube area of Alimosho Local Government Area.

The state government also arrested 10 butchers and confiscated two live cows during the exercise.

The Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, explained that the exercise was coming on the heels of repeated warnings to the operators of the illegal slaughter slabs and the menace of their activities.

Olusanya said the illegal abattoirs were constituting a hazard to the businesses of legal operators who are doing everything possible to ensure that only healthy and wholesome meat is produced for the populace.

She noted that the state government re-inaugurated the Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Team on August 28 and charged it with the responsibilities of dislodging illegal abattoirs, controlling and enforcing issues relating to the transportation and sale of meat.

The Acting Commissioner added that the Eko Refrigerated Meat Vans and Eko Live Animals Transport are the permitted means of transporting meat from one place to another.

She added that the arrested butchers would be prosecuted at the Lagos State Task Force Mobile Court.

 




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