Minister tasks states over Ondo millenium abattoir
Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has declared the semi-mechanised abattoir built by Governor Olusegun Mimiko, as up to the standard of World Health Organisation (WHO), just as he challenged other state governments to emulate Ondo.
In the same vein, the Council of Nigeria, and Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Provost Federal College of Animal Production and Health, Vom, Jos, Prof Garuba Sharubutu, have said the commissioning of the abattoir will remove the state from those with high predisposition to infections.
Chief Ogbeh, who was the guest of honour at the commissioning of the abattoir on Ado-Ekiti Road, Akure, said: “This infrastructure will no doubt hold key in the provision of hygienically processed meat, which will enhance good and healthy eating habits and job opportunities for those directly involved, as well as other markets, which its presence will attract and develop.”
Represented by the Ondo State Director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Funke Omagbemi, Ogbeh described the project as timely, especially now that the nation is diversifying from an oil-dependent economy. He said: “the project is not only a beacon of hope to our economic revival, but also an assurance of constant production of wholesome meat in Akure.”
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