The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Gbolahan Lawal on Monday said that the ministry had commenced the disinfection of 17 major live bird markets across the state.
Lawal said that the exercise was aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly swine diseases during the Yuletide when the residents’ demands for live birds would be high.
He said that the disinfection would take place at Olaleye, Somolu; and Awolowo Markets in Mushin.
It would also take place at Mushin Main Market; Bolade (Arena) Market, Oshodi and Mile 12 Market .
Others are: Ketu, Kosofe; Ejina, Ikorodu and Agege Isale Oja Markets.
The exercise will also take place at Agege; Agege Oja Oba; Abattoir , Agege; Idera New Garage Markets and Alayabiagba Market in Ajegunle.
The exercise would also be carried out at Jankara, Lagos Island; Oyingbo Main Markets as well as in Alaba Rago, Alaba Suuru and Ikotun Markets.
The commissioner advised all members of the Live Bird Marketers Association of Nigeria and other stakeholders to cooperate with officials of the ministry during the exercise.