Kano State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has said that an average 2, 245 animals are slaughtered every day in four abattoirs in Kano metropolis for public consumption.
The Director of Veterinary Services in the ministry, Dr Shehu Bawa, made this revelation on Saturday in Kano.
Bawa gave a break down of the slaughtered animals to include 420 cattle 1, 750 sheep and goats as well as 75 camels.
“No fewer than 2,245 animals comprising cattle, sheep/goats and camels are being slaughtered daily in Kano Municipality,” he said.
Bawa listed the four abattoirs to include the main abattoir located in Bachirawa in Ungoggo Local Government Area while others are in Unguwa Uku in Tarauni Local Government and Tudun Wada in Nasarawa local government area.
The director lament about the dearth of veterinary doctors, who were supposed to ascertain the health status of the animals before being slaughtered.
“We really need more veterinary personnel to inspect the animals and certify them fit for human consumption.”
The director urged the state government to employ more veterinary doctors and other public health personnel to ensure effective meat inspection at the abattoirs before being transported to markets.
“If we are to ensure effective supervision of activities at the abattoirs and maintain a healthy environment, more personnel have to be recruited to carry out the work,” he said.