Wike closes Trans-Amadi slaughter market, to build new abattoir at Rumueme
The council at its meeting presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday, directed an end of all trading activities at the abattoir.
A statement by Special Assistant to Governor Wike on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, disclosed that the Council has approved the building of a new abattoir in Mgbuosimini, Rumueme.
The new abattoir, which will replace the slaughter in Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout, will be an automated facility.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Fred Kpakol, who briefed journalists after the meeting, said: “The slaughter in Trans-Amadi, Port Harcourt has now been permanently closed down and all trading activities have been directed to cease forthwith.
Also speaking, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN), explained that banning all trading activities at the market was in the exercise of the state government’s right under the law.
On his part, Commissioner of Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said the decision to shut the Oginiba slaughter and build a modern abattoir in Mgbuosimini, Rumueme was in line with Governor Wike’s new vision for Rivers State.
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