BY IBRAHIM KILANI
What could have caused hazards to the health of the people has been averted in Akoko Area of Ondo state as environmental health officials prevented the sale of a dead cow to unsuspected consumers.
This became possible following a tip off by some residents which helped environmental health officials to quickly swoop on the herders who had allegedly perfected plans to sell the dead cows to the butchers.
The cow was subsequently buried under the supervision of the environmental health officials.
The director of environmental services in Akoko northwest local government, Mrs Yemisi Adeniyi who led the team to confiscate the dead cow said such was not good for human consumption as it was already contaminated.
Mrs Adeniyi warned people particularly butchers to always ensure that cows are inspected and certified healthy for consumption before slaughtering and sending such to the markets.
She condenmed the action of the herdsmen especially at this time that the delta variant of Covid-19 was wreaking havoc on human health.
Last year, Twenty cows died in a mysterious condition in Akoko and the owners sold them to butchers at giveaway prices.
This was later discovered and meat recovered and buried while the butchers were made to face the wrath of the law.