Contaminated Exhumed Chicken, Turkey Now On Sale In Lagos, Govt. Warns

n-FROZEN-CHICKEN-large570The Lagos State Government has advised residents of the state against buying and consuming contaminated poultry produce like chicken and turkey, currently on sale in different parts of Lagos State.

The health alert, which was given by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Toyin Suarau at the weekend, said that the contaminated chicken and turkey were seized by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service in Badagry only for some unscrupulous persons to go and exhume them and start selling to unsuspecting members of the public.

Mr. Suarau, who disclosed this while receiving offi­cials of the National Orien­tation Agency (NOA), who came on the directive of the Federal Government to ap­peal for support on how to sensitise Lagosians on the danger posed by this act, noted that these exhumed poultry produce are poi­sonous and could result in the death of those who consumed it.

“This visit by officials of National Orientation Agency was based on the circular received by the agency about the recently exhumed contaminated poultry produce being de­stroyed by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service somewhere in Badagry.

“The need for sensiti­sation on the dangers as­sociated with consuming these exhumed poisonous poultry produce cannot be over-emphasized especially in view of the havoc it pos­es to the public”, he noted.

The commissioner explained that the imported poultry produce, which were pre­served with chemicals like formalin, which is poison­ous, could result in the slow death of the consumer without their knowledge.