Kogi State government on Friday, has banned the sales of cow meat in the State as mysterious cow died in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
This is coming 48hours to the Easter celebration and amidst knockdown over Covid-19 crisis.
Kogi State Commissioner for information and Communication Hon. Kingsley Fanwo who spoke on behalf Governor Yayaya Bello said that security personal has commenced an investigation to unravel the cause of the death.
The statement reads in part “The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to the report of dead cows within the Lokoja Township. “We wish to inform the people of the State, some of the proactive measures taken by the Government to find out the cause of the death of those cows and to also ensure their beef does not find their way into our markets.
“Security agencies and the affected Government Ministries and Departments have been mandated to form strong institutional walls that will stop the beefs from getting into the market as it is detrimental to health.
“The State Government has committed to briefing members of the public on findings about the incident. We also urge our people to volunteer intelligence that will help us unravel the mystery behind the death of those cows”.