By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos State Government has inaugurated stray animal control policy committee aimed at eradicating stray animals in the state.
Speaking while inaugurating the committee, which coincided with the World Stray Animal Day, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperative, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, said the state government could no longer fold it arms and allow the menace to persist unabated, saying owners of such animals would henceforth, be prosecuted as the animal will also be confiscated.
Lawal declared such places like; Third Mainland Bridge, Ibeju Lekki and, Opebi /Oregun Link Bridge and other major highways in the metropolis as flah points, common with stray animals.
To totally nip the problem in the bud, Lawal said marshals would be appointed from all 57 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas, to monitor and alert government on cases of stray animals in their areas.
“Bites from stray animals could also be injurious and as well as cause infections that can lead to death”, he added.