– Cost of cattle freight from North has raised price of meat
By Olushola Okewole
The Chairman, Butchers Association, Ejigbo branch, Mr. Lukman Oloyede, has disclosed that the current slight increase in the price of meat in the market is due to the cost of bringing cows from the North.
His words: “Normally, this season is not the season for the meat to be costly, but I think it’s as a result of the trailers that are bringing the cows from Kano to Agege; the transport, feeding of the cows and the expenses of the man power to load and offload the cows all contribute to the hike in the price of meat presently,” he explained.
Oloyede also disclosed that the intervention of the local government has put the Ejigbo abattoir in good condition.
According to him, since the government has put things in place at the slaughterhouse, it has been repositioned and that the killing of animals is being done in a hygienic environment with according to standards.
Oloyede said the abattoir is always clean as sanitation of the place has been going on smoothly with the monitoring from the council.
However, he urged the government to help work on the road which leads to Agodo from the abattoir for free movement of the commuters and the customers.
He explained that the bush in the area has been cleared and the government has promised to do something on the road.
He however commended the council chairman, Hon. Monsuru Bello, for his efforts and support for the butchers in Ejigbo.