Lagos State Government has commenced the statewide disinfection and decontamination of seventeen major live bird markets across the State.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal explained that the exercise aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly swine disease; particularly at this festive period when the demand for live bird increases.
An Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Jide Lawal listed the markets where the disinfection and decontamination would take place as Olaleye Market, Somolu; Awolowo Market, Mushin; Mushin Main live bird Market; Bolade Market, Oshodi; Mile 12 Market; Ketu Market, Kosofe; Ejina Market, Ikorodu and Agege Isale Oja live bird Market, Agege.
Others are Agege Oja Oba Market; Abattoir Market, Agege; Idera New Garage market; Alayabiagba Market, Ajegunle; Jankara live bird market, Lagos Island; Oyingbo Main live bird market; Alaba Rago Market; Alaba Suru 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 to ensure the success of the exercise.