Maiduguri - The Borno government on Monday said it has earmarked N164 million for rehabilitation of the Maiduguri Central Abattoir to improve cleanliness in the slaughter house.
The Manager of the abattoir, Alhaji Baba Maizannah, disclosed this in an interview in Maiduguri.
He said part of the money would be used to provide two meat storage stores, staff administrative block and a borehole for the abattoir.
Other facilities to be provided were water tanks, two power generators and a veterinary centre.
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Maizannah said the rehabilitation of the abattoir would improve socio-economic activities as butchers would have facilities to engage in livestock farming.
According to him, no fewer than 160 rams, cattle, sheep, goats and camels are slaughtered daily in the slaughter house.
He highlighted some of the problems facing the abattoir management to include inadequate personnel, utility vehicle and insecurity.
"The insurgency has badly affected businesses in the areas of skin production for shoe companies, bones for plate making and preservation of blood for animal feeds".