The government of Lagos state is embarking on a disinfection and decontamination exercise in 17 major live bird markets across the state.
State Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal explained that the exercise is targeted at preventing the widespread of the harmful swine disease, especially when the need for birds increases during this yuletide season.
He urged every member of the Live Bird Marketers Association of Nigeria and all stakeholders to key into the initiative and contribute to the success of the exercise.
Lawal listed the following markets where the disinfection exercise would take place to include; Olaleye live bird Market, Somolu, Awolowo live bird Market, Mushin Main live bird Market; Bolade (Arena) live bird Market, Oshodi; Mile 12 live bird Market; Ketu live bird Market, Kosofe; Ejina live bird Market, Ikorodu and Agege Isale Oja live bird Market, Agege.
“Others are Agege Oja Oba live bird Market; Abattoir live bird Market, Agege; Idera New Garage live bird market; Alayabiagba live bird Market, Ajegunle; Jankara live bird market, Lagos Island; Oyingbo Main live bird market; Alaba Rago live bird Market; Alaba Suuru live bird market and Ikotun live bird market,” he added.