Check out what Lagos State is doing to live birds market now

Check out what Lagos State is doing to live birds market now

 

Lagos Gov Disinfects Live Bird Markets Ahead of Yuletide

The Lagos State Government had on Monday began the disinfection and decontamination of 33 live bird markets across the state ahead of yuletide celebration.

The exercise was kicked off the by Commissioner for Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, at the Awolowo Live Bird Market, Mushin Local Government Area of the state.

Olusanya explained that the exercise was targeted to prevent the spread of avian influenza and other zoonotic diseases as the demand for live birds increase during the festive period

The commissioner listed the live bird markets which are to be disinfected and decontaminated and include live bird markets in Awolowo, Mushin, Cairo, Bolade and Olaleye, Bariga, Ketu, Mile 12, Tejuosho, Oyingbo, Jankara, Pelewura, Oja Oba and Agege.

Also included in the list are Abattoir I and II, Idera, New Garage; Isale Oja, Agege; Ikotun, Alayabiagba, Alaba Suuru, Agboju and Festac Town live bird markets.

“The exercise will also take place at Ojo Cantonment live bird market; Alaba Rago live bird market; Okokomaiko live bird market; Ejina live bird market Ikorodu; Sabo live bird market, Ikorodu and Odogunyan live bird market, Ikorodu, Ajah live bird market, Sangotedo live bird market, Akodo live bird market, Arasi live bird market, Ibeju Lekki and Agbalata live bird markets, Badagry,” she added.

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Olusanya urged members of the Live Bird Marketers Association and stakeholders to give their full support and cooperation in order to ensure the success of the exercise.

The President of Live Bird Marketers in Lagos State, Olusola Osoba commended the state government for its continual support to the sector that this was the fifth time the state government would be disinfecting the market this year.

“This is the fifth time the government will be disinfecting our market for us and because of this, the mortality rate of our live birds has reduced,” she said.

OLADIMEJI OGUNTOYINBO

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