The Lagos State Government has directed the major food vendors to henceforth submit a ‘veterinary health certificate for the trade of meat’ to the inspecting veterinary personnel in the state Ministry of Agriculture.

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The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.


Gbolahan said the state government would confirm the certificates to ascertain that the animal had been duly slaughtered under hygienic conditions.

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He noted that this policy, apart from being part of the new strategies the government was adopting, was also aimed at sanitising the meat value chain.

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