Mr Stephen Idehenre, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security in Edo, on Friday ordered the closure of the state-owned Kara abattoir in Eyaen, Uhunmwode local government area of the state.
GoldenNewsNg reports that Speaking during an unscheduled visit to the abattoir in Benin, Idehenre described the state of the abattoir as an eyesore adding that, the meat from the abattoir was unhealthy for consumption
Idehenre, who was furious with the poor handling of the abattoir, ordered that the abattoir be sealed up immediately until the facility was properly managed.
He added that anyone who flouted the order would be arrested and prosecuted.
According to the Commissioner, “The Ministry has written severally to the management of the abattoir, but they disregarded the warnings.
“We must stop this emerging epidemic; it is clear that the meat from this place is unwholesome and unfit for human consumption.
We cannot tolerate this. They must understand that there is a government in the state.
He said ” from today, this place can no longer operate, until it is in a better state,” he added.
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