Ibadan Central Abattoir ready for use ―Oyo govt

Ajimobi, education, health
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi

OYO State Government has urged butchers to begin to utilize the Ibadan Central Abattoir situated at Amosun Village in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.

Executive Secretary, Oyo State Bureau of Investment Promotion, Mr Yinka Fatoki, made this call after a tour of the facility.

Fatoki said the abattoir possessed a mechanized slaughter slab and two conventional slaughter slabs which can each accommodate the slaughtering of 2,000 cows, while the facility can house 300 goats and pigs and has a space for animal burning, processing of intestines and cow heads.

Fatoki added that the state government had directed the deployment of five buses to ply the facility from five designated routes across Ibadan.

This is as he added that the state government would also partner some banks on the provision of meat vans and credit facilities to the butchers.

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“We are presently working on insurance scheme for the butchers to access compensation whenever their animals were lost to diseases,” Fatoki added.

Project manager, Mr Oladayo Oladipo disclosed that butchers had the best of facilities for their business if they relocated to the abattoir.


“We have provided a facility that can house 300 goats and pigs at a go and space for animal burning as well as processing of intestines and cow heads.

“We also have a designated dumping site for cow sheathes.

“We have provided two surface and two underground tanks that can produce 600,000 litres of water on daily basis, with four other tanks as an alternative. Our cow holding pen can house 5,000 cows at a time.

“We have a mechanized slaughter slab and two conventional slaughter slab. The conventional slabs each can accommodate slaughtering of 2,000 cows on daily basis.

“The stalls contain for 1000 meat sellers, 170 shops, administrative building, clinic, canteen, cold room, incinerator and a car park that can accommodate 300 vehicles.

There are two standard cold rooms run with two 25KVA Generators as well as buildings providing toilet, bathroom and changing room facilities,” Oladipo said.


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