Killing for living: Explaining the Economic Essential s of Ibadan Central Abattoir 2009-2021

Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024     |     PP. 22-42      |     PDF (240 K)    |     Pub. Date: April 9, 2024
DOI: 10.54647/economics790437    23 Downloads     10962 Views  


Sekinat A. Kola-Aderoju, Department of History and Diplomatic Studies KolaDaisiUniversity, Ibadan, Nigeria
Thaddeus T. Ityonzughul, Department of History and Diplomatic Studies KolaDaisiUniversity, Ibadan, Nigeria

This article examines the economic benefits of Ibadan Central Abattoir (ICA), Amosun between 2009 and 2021. It argues that abattoir is a global industry that has attracted the attention of scholars the world over. However, these academic inquiries are not historical in nature and also neglected the positive aspects of the abattoirs. Besides, they have not hinged directly on the ICA. It is the gap accentuated by extant literature that prompted this study. The study adopts an interdisciplinary methodology, using primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of data collection for qualitative analysis of the phenomena. It reveals that the ICA has affected (positively and negatively) the economy and society of the host community, Oyo State, and Nigeria from a broader perspective. It concludes that the positive effects of the ICA surpass the negative ones. Though, this study does not claim that the ICA has totally transformed the economy of the operators. The argument is that the ICA contributed marginally to the economy of its operators largely because of the challenges that bedeviled the facility since its inception up to 2021. The study, therefore, offers a roadmap regarding the ways of nipping in the bud, the challenges of the ICA for its optimal performance, that could translate to environmental sustainability, improvement of the economy and transformation of the stakeholders’ immediate society.

Killing; Cows; Economic Essentials; Central Abattoir; Ibadan

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Sekinat A. Kola-Aderoju, Thaddeus T. Ityonzughul, Killing for living: Explaining the Economic Essential s of Ibadan Central Abattoir 2009-2021 , SCIREA Journal of Economics. Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 22-42. 10.54647/economics790437


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