Keep abattoirs clean, commissioner tells butchers
Alhaji Aliyu Yusuf, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources has urged butchers in Karu Local Government Area to keep their abattoirs clean.
Yusuf gave the advice on Monday during an inspection tour of Karu Abattoir.
He said that the abattoirs needed to be in good condition in the interest of butchers, their customers and other people living in the environment.
The commissioner reminded the butchers that a clean environment would encourage patronage of their business.
“I am here on a familiarisation visit of facilities under my ministry in order to boost food production as well as the revenue base and socio-economic development of the state.
“I want to use this medium to appeal to butchers to always keep their abattoirs clean.
“They should know that clean environment will always attract more customers and this will be in the interest of the health of the people, “ he said.
The commissioner also advised people who had been encroaching on government land to desist from doing so or face the full weight of the law.
“I want to advise people against encroachment of government land.
“Those who form the habit of engaging in farming or raising structures where government facilities are sited must desist or face the full wrath of the law, “ he said.
He reiterated the commitment of the ministry to address the challenges confronting agricultural nurseries in the state.
The commissioner commended Gov. Tanko Al-Makura for his agricultural programmes, saying they were aimed at fighting unemployment, and youth restiveness, as well as boosting food production.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioner also inspected Wowyen Agricultural Nursery in Nasarawa Eggon town Akwanga Agricultural Nursery, Agricultural store in Garaku town.