ANAMBRA State Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on fumigation of cattle markets in the stat, to forestall spread of COVID-19 pandemic .
The exercise commenced from June 11, at the Amansea Cattle Market.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Nnamdi Onukwuba, who flagged-off the exercise, said that the ministry would also fumigate other slaughter houses across the state to achieve environment free of COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that his ministry held series of meetings with leaders of the cattle markets before the exercise, stressing that it was unanimously agreed by all stakeholders since it was for the good of all.
“We unanimously agreed to carry out the exercise for the good of all, especially as a case was identified at the cattle market.”
The commissioner said that Gov. Willie Obiano directed that the fumigation exercise be carried out.
The fumigation team, led by the SSA Agric Export, Dr Okey Okwuosa, also comprised the ministry’s veterinary personnel and produce officers.
Commenting on the exercise, the leader of Fulani community in the state, Alhaji Sadiq Gidado, expressed thanks to the governor for considering the health of the cattle marketers at this period of the pandemic.
Chairman of Amansea Cattle Market, Alhaji Bello Ibrahim, thanked government for the kind-hearted exercise.