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Lagos alone consumes 6,000 cows a day! Nigeria to soon witness scarcity of Cow Meat

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has revealed
that there may soon be scarcity of cow meat in the country.

Audu, made this know yesterday ahead of the National Conference on
Transformation of the Livestock scheduled to hold in Abuja from Tuesday.

‘The way we are consuming cows, slaughtering them is quite alarming.
Lagos alone consumes 6,000 cows a day, that’s the figure at abattoirs,
not figure from birthday parties and burial ceremonies and so on.
Imagine what Port Harcourt consumes; or Umuahia, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna and
Maiduguri. If you add it up, we may be eating up to 80,000 to 90,000
cows a day and we are not calving as many. Which means a day will come,
if the West Africans don’t come into Nigeria with their cows, we may
find out we have no cattle. So, that’s an economic danger that faces
us’, he said.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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