By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has embarked on massive disinfection of livestock markets across the state to prevent the incursion of livestock diseases like avian influenza among others.
The exercise was carried out by the Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
Speaking at Atakumosa market in Ilesa, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Adedayo Adewole stated that the exercise was in preparation for the Eid-el Kabir festival, adding that food security is paramount and part of integral plans of Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s administration.
Adewole, who was represented by the Director of Veterinary Services, Dr.(Mrs) Olatokun cautioned citizens of the state on the type of livestock they would consume during the festive season.
The commissioner charged Muslim faithful to ensure they do not purchase sick or dead animals due to reduction in price.
Market women were also sensitized on proper hygienic practices and biosecurity.
In their separate appreciations, Mrs. Kikelomo Olarewaju, a chicken seller and Mrs Ninilola Aremu, rams and goats seller, appreciated the governor for deeming it necessary to fumigate livestock markets in the state.