Scarcity of ‘fresh’ meat in Yola as butchers close shop


FILE PHOTO: Abattoir. No fresh meat in Yola

Many households in Yola had to make do with meals devoid of ‘fresh’ meat Saturday as butchers in the state went to polls to elect their leaders, thereby creating artificial scarcity of meat.

Due to the significance the butchers attached to this particular election, most of them abandoned the abattoirs and trooped to Lamido cinema, Yola, venue of the election.

Over 150 cattle, goats and sheep are being slaughter daily at the Yola abattoir, which was deserted Saturday due to the election.

One of the butchers, Ali Musa, disclosed that they placed high premium on the election, hence the resolve of every member to suspend business for the day.

Musa said they had communicated to their major customers, particularly operators of restaurants, adding that in future, they would use media to alert the public.

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