As part of the plans by the Lagos State Government to ensure a healthy and hygienic environment, the government has announced all illegal structures and shanties at Oko-Oba abattoir, Agege, will be demolished.
This development was announced by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, OluwaToyin Suarau, on Tuesday, April 4 2017, during an interactive session with the butchers and other stakeholders.
The meeting according to Suarau, was to discuss the modality of the proposed upgrade of the market and urged the stakeholders to give maximum support to the government to ensure a successful implementation of the project.
“Government’s motive is to improve the hygienic condition of the abattoir, and the upgrading will be at the advantage of the abattoir operators and Lagosians at large as the proposed project will usher in a mega city equipped abattoir with a stand by clinic within the complex which can take care of the health of workers and other emergencies in the abattoir and also a mini market which will cater for some basic needs,” he said.
On the proposed demolition, Suarau said “the removal of the shanties will start soon and all occupants should ensure that they remove all their valuables and move to the area temporarily provided for them pending the completion of the project. By the time this project is completed, it will usher in a mega city equipped abattoir.”