Oyo Govt. Introduces Refrigerated Van to Ensure Hygienic Meat  Consumption

In a bold move to safeguard public health and elevate the standards of meat distribution, the Oyo State Government has proudly unveiled a cutting-edge refrigerator meat van for butchers at Amosun Abattoir Market. 

This strategic initiative aims to thwart potential disease outbreaks across the state.


Delivered amidst an aura of anticipation at the State Secretariat, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, emphasized the perils associated with transporting meat via open vans and trucks. 

The conventional method poses significant risks to residents, as open-air conveyance exposes meat to contamination, thereby catalyzing the spread of diseases.


With an unwavering commitment to enhancing public health, the Commissioner unveiled the state-of-the-art refrigerated van, a testament to the government’s proactive approach.


 The advanced van’s primary purpose is to insulate meat from contamination, effectively safeguarding lives, property, and public health.


Crucially, the refrigerated van stands as a collaborative achievement, supported by the federal government through the esteemed Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 


This achievement signals the beginning of a new era, as the government is already laying plans to foster synergistic relationships with butchers and investors.


 This strategic alliance will lead to the deployment of additional vans, ultimately ensuring the uninterrupted supply of hygienic meat to discerning consumers.


Highlighting the global best practices, Barr. Olaleye stressed that refrigerated meat vans are a staple in civilized countries, facilitating the secure transit of meat from abattoirs to markets. 


This paradigm shift prevents contamination and elevates the standard of meat hygiene for the ultimate benefit of consumers.


In a plea to the butchers’ union, Barr. Olaleye urged responsible usage of the state-of-the-art van and unwavering support for the government’s visionary policies. 


He urged them to align with international norms and practices to secure public health.


Commendation echoed throughout the unveiling, as the Chairman of the National Butchers Union of Nigeria, Oyo State Branch, represented by Comrade Olagoke Lateef, hailed both the Oyo State Government and the Federal Government for this monumental step. 


The union pledged its commitment to responsible van usage, vowing to uphold governmental policies aimed at curtailing potential disease outbreaks linked to meat consumption.


Moreover, the union voiced an appeal for governmental support, seeking financial assistance through loans to bolster their business operations.


This historic event marks a pivotal moment for Oyo State, where innovation, health, and public welfare converge. 


As Prince Dotun Oyelade, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Oyo State, electronically sealed this transformative narrative on August 17, 2023, the entire state anticipates a future of safer, healthier meat consumption.

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