Ibadan Central Abattoir Is Ready For Inauguration, Says Oyo Govt
The Oyo State government has said the modern Ibadan Central Abattoir is ready and will soon be inaugurated.
The Executive Secretary of the State Bureau of Investment Promotion, Mr Yinka Fatoki, spoke yesterday in Ibadan, after a tour of the facility at Amosun Village in Akinyele Local Government Area.
The facility is jointly owned by the state and the 11 councils in Ibadan.
It was reportedly contracted to C & E Limited to develop and manage on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
The abattoir has stalls for 1,000 meat sellers, 170 shops, an administrative building, a clinic, a canteen, a cold room, an incinerator and a car park for 300 vehicles.
It is also equipped with two standard cold rooms, which run with two 25KVA generators, as well as buildings with toilet, bathroom and changing rooms.
Fatoki, who described the abattoir as the most modern in Nigeria, noted that the investment has enormous benefits for butchers, residents and the government.
He said Governor Abiola Ajimobi had directed that the butchers be enlightened on benefits of the facility rather than the use of force to relocate them, as done in some other states.