Abattoir Dislodgement: Lagos government donates slaughtered animals to orphanage

Some slaughtered animals were on Tuesday, September 15, seized and many butchers fled when members of the Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Team of the Lagos State government dislodged an illegal abattoir.

The officials, in continuation of clearing the state of activities of illegal slaughter slabs, dislodged butchers at the illegal abattoir at Onifade Street in the Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Area of the state named Igbeyinadun Abattoir in furtherance of the reforms in the red meat value chain very early in the morning.

According to the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture in its Twitter handle @lagosagric1, the butchers who just started killing the animals were swooped on by the officials of the monitoring team, making them to flee the scene.

The officials who came with two vehicles, subsequently seized all the animals already butchered and took them away from the illegal abattoir.

A few hours after the seizure, according to the ministry, the officials headed for an orphanage, Tunji Adebayo Foundation and Orphanage, Iju, Fagba, where they donated the seized animals.

The ministry, which said the exercise to clear the state of illegal abattoirs in the state is a continuous exercise, said no stone would be left unturned to ensure that residents in the state are made to eat hygienic meat chain in the state.

According to the ministry in the statement on its twitter handle: “The re-inaugurated Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Team today dislodged an illegal slaughter house on Onifade Street in the Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Area named Igbeyinadun Abattoir in furtherance of the reforms in the red meat value chain.

“Sequel to the dislodgement of the illegal slaughter slab named Igbeyinadun Abattoir at Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Area, the meat therein confiscated was subsequently donated today to the Tunji Adebayo Foundation and Orphanage, Iju, Fagba.

 

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