Lagos states seeks support for red meat production

lagos states seeks support for red meat production
lagos states seeks support for red meat production

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to engage stakeholders on a planned reform in red meat production in the state.

The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said the meeting, slated for Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the state secretariat, Ikeja, would also help sensitise residents to acceptable best practices in the production of wholesome meat.

In a statement on Sunday, Olusanya said the strategy was to guarantee the safety and health of the populace by ensuring that only certified animals were slaughtered and wholesome beef made available to the citizenry in the market.

The commissioner assured that if stakeholders would follow through with the right process, it could boost international recognition of beef from the state thus opening up an export portal for foreign exchange.

“The export potential for beef is very huge and tapping into the multi-billion dollar market is very possible if stakeholders can take these reforms seriously.“The change we desire in our red meat industry can be achieved through our collective efforts. The government has its part to play, so do the stakeholders and even the consumers, hence, all hands must be on deck to ensure the revamp of the sector,” Olusanya added.

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