Mimiko To Tar New Abattoir Road
THE Ondo State government has commenced preparations to launch its semi-mechanised abattoir in Akure, the state capital, with the state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko directing that work should begin on the facility’s roads immediately.
Briefing newsmen on the preparations towards the successful take-off of the abattoir, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade said government embarked on the project to ensure that meat sold to the public is processed in an hygienic environment.
He also said that butchers would spend less on their operation as he revealed that government is determined to ensure patrons enjoy the facility at very minimal cost. Revealing that the abattoir will be of good economic benefit also to meat buyers in and around the state, the Commissioner said that usage of the facility will be made mandatory for butchers in the state.
He added that the facility has the capacity to take care of 2,000 live cows in four hours, saying that operators at the abattoir would be able to access 11,000 litters of water per day far in excess of the required 3,500 litters daily requirement.
Disclosing that the facility has provision for waste preservation, Akinmade said the preserved waste at the abattoir would be converted to fertilizer for farmers to grow their plants.
“It’s one of the measures of government to ensure a healthy living for residents of the state and to also enhance the capabilities of operators in that sector of the economy as the butchers will be trained to handle the equipment at the abattoir,” he said.
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