Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The State Government of Osun has approved the suspension of slaughtering activities in all slabs and meat shops across the state as from Monday, April 25.
The information was contained in a press statement issued by the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Youth Engagement, Dr. Oluwabukola Aluko.
According to the statement, the suspension of slaughtering activities was in a bid to sanitise animal slaughtering and other activities in the meat industry, and also to meet up with the requisite standards of providing wholesome meat fit for human consumption.
He then enjoined all butchers willing to continue in the trade to apply to the Veterinary Office nearest to them for renewal of their Working Permit to slaughter animals.
Aluko then warned that no butcher should henceforth slaughter without recourse to this government suspension order. He also pointed out that government would deal appropriately with any butcher that fails to comply with the suspension order.