Lagos State Government says it has employed additional 25 veterinary doctors in furtherance of the reforms embarked upon in the red meat value chain.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made this known over the weekend at the inauguration of a new semi mechanised abattoir in Bariga, Lagos explained that the measure would boost the required personnel to drive the reforms of the red meat value chain in the state.
The Lagos State governor noted that the new semi mechanised abattoir was a clear testimonial for other businesses to learn from especially as it was in accordance with the State Government’s ATM reform agenda in the red meat value chain. (A=Abattoir, T=Transportation, M= Marketing).
The Governor pointed out that the state consumes over 50% of the total animal production in the country and as such the safety and quality of the value chain cannot be over-emphasised.
He added that the State Government owns 11 of 16 abattoirs in the state, hence, there was the need for more private sector participation in the value chain in order to drive the state government’s roadmap in the Agriculture sector as it relates to making Lagos a 21st Century economy.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya explained that the semi mechanised abattoir can slaughter 100 to 150 cattle per day and about 80 to 120 sheep and goats.