Oyo state government flags off operation of central abattoir in Ibadan

Butchers in Ibadan metropolis of Oyo State have lauded the state government as the abandoned Ibadan Central Abattoir commenced full operation. The butchers in separate interviews gave the commendation at the formal ceremony held at the facility to commemorate the commencement of operation. The South-West Coordinator of the National Butchers Union of Nigeria (NBUN), Alhaji Biliaminu Elesinmeta, said the commencement of operation at the abattoir was a welcome development, adding that the project would create more than 1,000 jobs and ensure that hygienic meat was made available for consumption.

Mr Lateef Olagoke, Oyo State Secretary of NBUN, expressed joy that the abattoir was officially inaugurated. Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotion in Oyo State, Mr Yinka Fatoki, on his part said that the commencement of operations at the abattoir was another milestone, noting that the government would offer butchers micro-credit loan and assist them in acquiring meat vans. The Ibadan Central Abattoir located in Amosun Village area of Akinyele local government is a facility operated on Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the project belongs to Oyo State Government, the 11 local governments and LCDAs in Ibadan as well as a private firm, C & E Limited.