No Receiving Of Cattle Into Ogun From North, Others For Now - State Govt - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

No Receiving Of Cattle Into Ogun From North, Others For Now - State Govt

                    •Herds of Cattle

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Ogun State Government on Thursday said it is not welcoming cattle or people from other parts of the country into state for the time being to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The also said the report claiming that there were movement of Cattle into Ogun State, at Isheri Kara, Ogere, Sapade and Iperu was false, adding that on the spot assessment carried out at the said locations by the COVID-19 Taskforce of the Ministry of Agriculture found it to be misleading. 

The Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Dotun Sorunke, who made this known in a release stated: "The Ministry of Agriculture has permitted the supply of Agro Inputs (Seeds, Fertilizers and Herbicides) ONLY to farmers in Ogun State. The Ministry of Agriculture is not authorizing or receiving cattle or people from other States into Ogun State, as farm input.

"With respect to the supply of Agro Inputs (Seeds, Fertilizers and Herbicides) to farmers in Ogun State, the Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture is adhering strictly to the guidelines/protocols involved with the supply of Agro Inputs from other States into Ogun State, as developed in consultation with the Ogun State Ministry of Health:

"Upon receipt of request for movement exemption/permit from Agro Input Suppliers, the Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture notifies the Ogun State Ministry of Health and Security Agencies.

"The COVID-19 Taskforce of the Ministry of Agriculture, led by the Permanent Secretary (who is a Veterinary Doctor) and the Director of Veterinary Services, would meet the concerned Agro Input Supplier at the Border of the State, to decontaminate the supplier (person and vehicle) and goods (seeds /fertilizers / herbicides).

"The Taskforce would then supervise the delivery of the Agro Input Supplier to its intended destination in Ogun State and escort the supplier out of the State borders, after delivery.

"The Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture will continue to alert Security agencies with suspicious movements through our field agents in all Local Government Areas of Ogun State."


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