The Lagos State Government says it has commenced the statewide disinfection and decontamination of 17 major live bird markets across the State.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, explained that the exercise is aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly swine disease, particularly at this festive period when the demand for live bird increases.
Lawal listed the markets where the disinfection and decontamination would take place as Olaleye live bird Market, Somolu; Awolowo live bird Market, Mushin; 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.
The Commissioner then urged members of the Live Bird Marketers Association of Nigeria and all stakeholders to give their full support and cooperation in order to ensure the success of the exercise.