The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force today commenced the enforcement of the use of ‘EKO Refrigerated Meat Vans’ as the only authorised means of carrying processed meat in an hygienic way from approved slaughter houses / abattoirs to designated meat markets within the State.
Deputy Supritendent of Police and Acting Chairman of the Agency Mr. Wilson Alaba who led the enforcement operations today at Oko-Oba Abattoir Markets, Agege disclosed that many motorcycles, rickety vehicles and other unauthorised means of carrying processed meat were dislodged within the market.
He discolsed further that the enforcement operations becomes necessary to ensure that the reformation of the Red Meat and Meat Hygiene Law is enforced and that the meat consumed in Lagos State is processed and transported in a wholesome and hygienic manner.
Dsp Wilson Alaba who stated that enforcement teams were deployed to different approved slaughter houses / abattoirs however enjoined members of the Butchers Association of Oko-Oba and other relevant stakeholders to immediately comply as anybody caught using unauthorised means of carrying processed meats within the State would be charged to court.
According to the Vice President Refrigerated Van (Agege) Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited (Operator of Eko Meat Van) Alhaji Niniola Ramonu the measures adopted by the Lagos State Government was to make sure that a well preserved processed meats are sold to members of the public.
He disclosed that using Eko Refrigerated Meat Vans coveying processed meats from approved slaughter houses / abattoirs would prevent the meats from contaminated diseases before conveyed to designated markets across the State.
Alhaji Kabiru Mohammed who is also a member of the Butchers Association at Oko-Oba Abattoir Markets commended the government for protecting lives of the citizenry with the enforcement of the use of Eko Refrigerated Meat Vans.
He stated that accidents of motorcycles carrying meats on bridges and high ways would now be things of the past.
You will recall that the Lagos State Government on Monday, July 17th, 2017 banned the use nylon bags, rickety vehicles and motorcycles from carrying / conveying meats to various designated meats markets across the State.