Protest erupted on Thursday (yesterday) at the Ikorodu Abattoir, popularly called ‘Odo – Eran’, located along the T.O.S Benson Avenue in Ikorodu, as members of the Ikorodu branch of the Lagos State Butchers Association, burnt tyres and shut the slaughter slab.
According to the protesters, they embarked on the protest following an imposition of a chairman on the association, a situation which they said was against the spirit of how they have been electing/selecting their leaders.
It was claimed that they elected a new chairman about three weeks ago to replace late Alhaji Taliat Lawal, the immediate past chairman who died on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
There were three points at which tyres were burnt when our reporter visited the scene of the protest.
Other sources that spoke with THE IMPACT said that the protesters took the action when indigenes of Ikorodu working in the abattoir demanded that they reserved the right to produce the chairman of the association, a position we gathered was supported by the Ayangbure of Ikorodu.
THE IMPACT can authoritatively report that the leadership of the Butchers association were summoned to the Ministry by the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Bisola Ruth Olusanya.