Kwara Govt team confiscates alleged poisoned beef

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

Kwara State Government officials and experts have gone to the Mandate Market in Ilorin, the state capital, to activate measures to protect the public amid rumours of poisoned cow meat.

On the team were the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Toyosi Thomas-Adebayo; Commissioner for Health Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam; officials from the Ministry of Environment, including the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency Mrs Folorunsho Idayat, and officials from the Ministry of Health, including the Permanent Secretary Alhaja Afusat Ibrahim, and the Director of Public Health Dr. Oluwatosin Fakayode, among others.

The government team, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Toyosi Adebayo-Thomas, immediately confiscated all the suspected meats for laboratory tests and confirmation of claims after initial engagements with the Mandate Market stakeholders.

The statement added that further
information would be given as may become necessary.

Meanwhile, the government has urged members of the public to be calm while the team establishes the truth of the rumour of poisoned meat. It also commended the leadership of the market for their cooperation so far.

Kwara Govt team confiscates alleged poisoned beef

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

Kwara State Government officials and experts have gone to the Mandate Market in Ilorin, the state capital, to activate measures to protect the public amid rumours of poisoned cow meat.

On the team were the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Toyosi Thomas-Adebayo; Commissioner for Health Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam; officials from the Ministry of Environment, including the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency Mrs Folorunsho Idayat, and officials from the Ministry of Health, including the Permanent Secretary Alhaja Afusat Ibrahim, and the Director of Public Health Dr. Oluwatosin Fakayode, among others.

The government team, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Toyosi Adebayo-Thomas, immediately confiscated all the suspected meats for laboratory tests and confirmation of claims after initial engagements with the Mandate Market stakeholders.

The statement added that further
information would be given as may become necessary.

Meanwhile, the government has urged members of the public to be calm while the team establishes the truth of the rumour of poisoned meat. It also commended the leadership of the market for their cooperation so far.


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