The Oyo State Government has presented a refrigerator meat van to butchers at Amosun Abattoir Market to prevent outbreak of disease in the state, noting that it has been established that conveying meat with open vans and trucks is dangerous to residents in the state.
Penpushing reports that the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye who made the presentation at the State Secretariat, pointed out that open van meat can be contaminated, causing diseases and outbreak
The Commissioner stressed that the new van presented will prevent contamination of meat, diseases and protect lives and properties in the state, explaining that the refrigerated van was supported by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Penpushing further reports that Olaleye added that the government would soon seek collaboration with butchers and investors to have more vans, assuring that this would ensure hygienic meat to the consumers.
‘All over the world and in civilized countries, there is usually a refrigerated meat van to convey meat from the abattoir to the market. This prevents meat from being contaminated and enhances hygienic meat for the end users’, he stated.
Penpushing also reports that in the statement made available to journalists Olaleye therefore enjoined the union to make judicious use of the van as well as to always support the Oyo state government’s policies.
The Chairman, National Butchers Union of Nigeria, Oyo State Branch, represented by the Secretary, Comrade Olagoke Lateef, on his remarks commended the Oyo State Government and the Federal Government for the gesture.
Penpushing report that he promised that the union would make proper use of the haulage van and support the government’s policies in curbing/preventing outbreaks of disease that may emanate from meat consumption and equally urged the government to support the union by providing loans to boost their businesses.
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