Lagos: Gentrification hits Oko-Oba Abattoir and Environs

In its ongoing drive to make Lagos a world-class mega city, the Lagos State government late last week embarked on the demolition of shanties and illegal structures around the Oko-Oba Abattoir and Laigage Complex axis, Agege. This is in a bid to improve infrastructure and enhance the quality of the abattoir to serve Lagosians better.

Speaking at the demolition exercise, the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau said the operation was for the reformation of the meat value chains system by ensuring safe and healthy environment for the sub sector.

Mr Suarau debunked the notion that there was play to drive away butchers stating that ultimately, modern facilities will be provided for the butchers and all those in the caw meat business. He also stated that facilities for waste conversion, transit camp, cleaning services, waste recycling plants and stripe processing facilities would be mad available.