Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Insecurity: Abattoirs close for business in Enugu

By News Express on 14/08/2019

Views: 407


Abattoirs in Enugu State were on Wednesday, closed down for business in compliance with a directive by the Enugu State Amalgamated Market Traders Association (ESAMATA) and Enugu State Butchers Association (ESBA).

Also closed for business in the state was the perishable goods dealers’ shops, especially tomatoes.

The directive followed a decision by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and Northern Leaders of Livestock and Perishable Goods Market, to embark on a sensitisation tour of such markets. The sensitisation tour was sequel to the spate of insecurity that had engulfed parts of the state.

The President of ESAMATA, Mr Temple Ude and his ESBA counterpart, Mr Osita Nnamani had on Saturday issued a joint statement suspending commercial activities on Aug. 14 and 15, 2019 in livestock and perishable goods markets in the state. The statement had alerted the dealers and members of the public that there would be no sale or slaughter of cows on the said dates at the markets.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored compliance to the directive, reports that there was full compliance to the directive. Consequently, butchers and meat sellers in major markets in the state, including Ogbete Market, Mammy Market, Garki Market, Kenyatta Market and Artisan Market closed shops.

Meanwhile, the Grand Patron of MACBAN in South East, Igwe Emmanuel Ugwu has described the move by the association to sensitise their members as a step in the right direction.

Ugwu, who is the traditional ruler of Ibagwa Nike I Enugu East Local Government Area of the state, said that the move was meant to diffuse the propaganda that the Fulani community had an ulterior motive in the state.

The Chairman of the Security Committee of Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers said that for members of MACBAN to close shops for two days in order to raise such awareness among their members was commendable. The monarch said that the Fulani community was also affected by the security situation in the state.

“Members of MACBAN are also living in fear because they also use the forests and would like to secure their businesses. Let us stop this propaganda that is tearing us apart as a country,” Ugwu said.

NAN reports that customers especially hoteliers and restaurateurs were seen stranded as they were not able to buy meat for their businesses.

Some of the buyers who spoke to NAN expressed disappointment at the development adding that they would reverse to cold stores to purchase meat. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 14/08/2019 7:05:12 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Kano Speaker resigns over scuttled probe of Emir...

Revealed: Why Okorocha sacked Imo Commissioner for Information...

Offa robbery: Kwara Attorney-General stalls prosecution of suspects...

1,000-man rally: ‘Do It Right Nigeria’ moves to...

Today’s Weather: Expect rains, thunderstorms —NiMET

Easter, Christmas should be continuous — Obi

FG damns protesters, insists on retaining FMC Owerri...

U.S. hits Russian bank with sanctions for North...

Nigeria produces 1.8m unemployed yearly —Okonjo-Iweala

Kogi uncovers over 3,000 bank accounts of ghost...

Nigerians constitute 90 per cent of students in...

Nigeria launches national policy on climate change

 

Latest News 23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia •Names of all the convicts Boko Haram kills 12 in night raid •Destroys 73 houses, 28 shops in another attack I faked kidnap to see my boyfriend — Teenager Okorocha replies Ihedioha over petition to IGP accusing him of incitement, theft of N1 trillion God gave me the MFM vision as a tenant in one-room apartment — Olukoya Navy arrests American, 3 Greek pirates trying to hijack Nigerian vessel 2023 Presidency: Unite or lose out, Shehu Sani warns Southerners Heavyweights storm Sokoto for wedding of Sultan’s daughter NBA Global Basketball Championship: Okowa hails Merit Atebe for making African team Several insurgents reported dead as NAF bombards hideout NASA investigates first allegation of criminal activity in space Host communities thank Buhari for appointing Akpabio, Sylva ministers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,715 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,219 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,263 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,333 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,907 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,569 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,462 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,948 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,453 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,664 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,419 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,313 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (798) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,860) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,365) Opinion (1,334) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,338) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,137) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera