We Are Not Chasing Away Cattle Breeders In Lagos – Govt
The Lagos State Government has said that it has no plan to evict members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association from the state.
The Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr Toyin Saurau said this at the weekend, adding that the government’s plan is to upgrade the Oko Oba abattoir to help the cattle breeders do their business better.
The Miyetti Allah had raised the alarm that the government was planning to evict its members with its proposed modern infrastructure.
The cattle breeders said that the government had issued them notice to leave the place so that it could demolish the present structure there.
But to Suarau, the government will demolish the old structure and rebuild a modern one to accommodate the cattle breeders with the expectation that they will take care of the new place.
Addressing journalists at Oko-oba Abattoir, chairman of the association, Alhaji Mohammed Liliga, claimed the planned demolition exercise would make it the fifth time the market was being demolished by the state government.
He alleged that the latest planned eviction was communicated to them by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr Toyin, Saurau, last Friday.