Wed. Sep 21st, 2022


Government has directed all abattoirs in the state to desist from endangering human health by using tyres to clean up cow and goat skins.

The Commissioner for Environment – Chief Sam Nwogu who gave the directive when he paid an official visit to the Abattoir market at Ngwa road Waterside Aba, frowned at the level of pollution and degradation their activities are causing to the Environment and health of people living around the area.

Chief Nwogu who revealed that experts from Lagos and Port Harcourt will in the next one month be in the state to teach butchers on more hygienic ways to clean cow skin.

He further directed the flooring of the meat sellers section as well as adhere to other health guidelines of using proper personal protective equipments during business hours.

The Commissioner, who urged the market managers to co-operate with the ministry’s taskforce that will ensure strict compliance to government directives, extolled them for the level of sanitary condition and encouraged other markets to emulate.

Conducting the Commissioner and his team round, the Private investor – Elder Okezie Ezengwa said that they have cordial relationship with the butchers, pointing out that facilities like slaughter house, meat sellers and groceries sections, toilets and security post with vigilance group are already in place and promised to continue to improve on the hygienic condition of the Abattoir.

The Chairman Meat sellers section – Mr. Emeka Nwalozu expressed appreciation to the state government and the private Investor for providing a conducive business environment for them and promised to comply to government directives.

Our Aba zonal Correspondent Chinyere Francis Anyaogu reports that the Commissioner for Environment also visited the Akwete slaughter and the Etche road where he warned against street trading.                 

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