Government Shuts Down Illegal Abattoir In Edo State (Photos)
Government Shuts Down Illegal Abattoir In Edo State
Government Shuts Down Illegal Abattoir In Edo State – Officials of Edo State federal government have actually closed down an illegal abattoir located at Oluku Market, in Ovia North East City Government Area of the state.
Attending to reporters after closing down the abattoir, Senior Unique Assistant to the Guv on Security and Security, Comrade Emmanuel Orukpe, said the abattoir was shut down in partnership with the Committee on Abattoir Management and Control, headed by Dr. Joseph Odiaua, because the operators did not have the required federal government approvals.
” The owner of the abattoir applied for permit to operate the centre through the Ovia North East Local Government Council, but his request was decreased after it was found that the abattoir did not satisfy the standard set by the federal government.
” The owner of the abattoir defied the committee’s regulation and proceeded to start operation at the facility without the required approvals. After the Caretaker Committee discovered that the abattoir was running illegally, it wasted no time in shutting it down as it presents threat to public health.”
He maintained that the Obaseki-led administration has made it clear that no individual or group, no matter how highly placed and no matter their political affiliation, should be allowed to operate illegal abattoirs that would endanger the lives of Edo people and residents.
“We are using this medium to sound a note of warning to illegal operators of abattoirs and slaughtering points to desist from such operations forthwith,” he added.
Recall that Governor Obaseki inaugurated a 13-man Caretaker Committee led by Comrade Paul Akhere Odigie, to ensure high standards are maintained in all abattoirs and government-approved livestock houses and also ensure that all animals are safe for consumption.