Agege butchers association and other stakeholders has declared that there would be no cattle into Lagos from the northern part of the country until they are adequately compensated by the government.
This declaration was made following the demolition of shanties and structures at the popular Oko-Oba Abattoir which occurred on Sunday, May 21 2017, by the officials of Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture.
While demanding compensation from the government, the group accused the Commissioner for Agriculture of reneging on an earlier agreement on the modalities for demolition of structures at the abattoir.
According to Alhaji Bello Dan-Mubaffa, the Seriki Fulani and leader of the market, that the State government went beyond the agreement they had and demolished public toilets and mosques, which were inspected and approved by the government.
“We thought we were at peace with the government. We give the Ministry of Agriculture daily reports. We had more than six meetings on how this demolition should be carried out,” he said.
He added that “we have decided that until the government compensates us, no cattle into Lagos from the North.” He said