Nigeria: Ebola – Bush Meat Business Booms in Lagos

Some bush meat sellers in some major markets in Lagos have said the business is booming again barely two years after the country was declared Ebola Virus Disease free.

Some of the bush meat sellers told newsmen on Saturday that they were fully back to their business.

According to them, their customers, who deserted them because of fear of contracting Ebola, are back and they are experiencing more patronage.

Mr Aminu Badaru, a bush meat vendor at Ajegunle-Ikorodu Road, a popular road side market along Ikorodu axis known for bush meat business, said he had been experiencing high patronage.

Another bush meat hawker, Mrs Aina Tairoye, also said that her market was booming since there were no cases of Ebola Disease.

Tairoye said most restaurants who had stopped buying bush meat for their pepper soup business had started calling her for deliveries.

She, however, expressed her delight that the business had gained high patronage.

Mr Ibrahim Thomas, another road side bush meat seller in Epe Area of Lagos, applauded the Federal Government for taking prompt measures to curb the diseases.

“I thank our government for helping, we Nigerians, to curb the spread of the disease. I don’t have any other means of livelihood apart from this business.

“Now, I have more customers who patronise me now and I make more sales,” Thomas said.

PSN Conference Kicks Off in Minna Tomorrow


According to a programme of events released by the PSN president, Pharm .Ahmed Yakassai, No fewer than 2, 500 members of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) will converge on Minna, the Niger State capital for the annual national conference of the society, and the conference will begin tomorrow, November 8, 2016, at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, with the theme,  “Pharmacists’ Contribution to National Health Development.”


The programme of events made available to LEADERSHIP indicated that a team of the PSN officials will pay a courtesy call on the Emir of Minna, Alhaji (Dr) Umar Farouk Bahago and former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and The programme indicated that the official opening ceremony will be performed tomorrow, Tuesday, while the conference is expected to end by Friday.


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