The acting Secretary of Agriculture Secretariat, Dr Aliyu Musa, has said that the Federal Capital Territory Administration has commenced inspection tour of the four abattoirs in the Abuja. He said the purpose of the inspection was to stop illegal activities in the environment and guarantee security and public health. He said this, recently, in his office after an inspection tour of the Kubwa Abattoir. Musa said the animal services team went round and observed that the abattoirs were not only unkempt but they also became criminals’ hideouts where drugs were traded. He lamented that shanties were growing around the abattoirs,

saying such development must be stopped before it went out of hand. Earlier, the manager of the Kubwa Abattoir, Dr Jacob Okpeke, said that butchers in the abattoir were educated on hygiene and warned against selling unhealthy meat. “They already know that if you buy a sick animal, you are not going to make any sales from it because we carry out our professional duties as vetenary doctors,” he said.

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