The Oyo State government has concluded plans to open three more modern abattoirs in the State in its bid to ensure consumption of hygienic and healthy meat by residents.
This was contained in a statement issued in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun.
The statement quoted the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Jacob Ojekunle, who made the disclosure during a one-day symposium, organised by the State chapter of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association in Ibadan.
According to the commissioner, the step is aimed at preventing health hazards that can emanate from meat consumption.
Essence of symposium
He stressed that the essence of the symposium was to sensitise the public on the need to eat healthy meats.
“The health hazard associated with consumption of unhealthy meat is very huge and the state will do all it can to curb the outbreak of an epidemic,” he said.
The commissioner commended the association for complementing government’s efforts in sensitising the public on the importance of consumption of healthy meat in the state.