The confab yesterday, decried the slaughtering of domestic animals in abattoirs in the presence of others, saying the act was not only cruel but wicked to the animals.

To this end, the conference resolved that a formal law outlawing the slaughtering of animals in the view and presence of others be established in the country.
The conference equally agreed that abattoirs must not only be kept clean they should also be conducive and friendly to animals.

This came following the amendment of one of the recommendations of the report of the Alhaji Umaru Muhammed Hadeja-led Committee on Agricultural and Water Resources.
Delegates also voted for the re-introduction of marketing boards in all the states of the federation.

They also decried abandonment of projects by in-coming administrations. “This has been a major bane of Nigeria’s development process across the board and is due largely to two factors. They are corporate attitudinal culture of the quest for self-adulation. A new government coming in would not want to continue with a policy initiated by its predecessor no matter how laudable that policy may be, just to be seen to be initiating something different or new.”


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