In furtherance of the federal authorities dedication to curtail the unfold of trans boundary ailments in Nigeria, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement has supported states within the South South Geo-Political zone with over 1.8 million free vaccines.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar revealed this in the course of the flag off ceremony of 2022 Nationwide Free Mass Vaccination Marketing campaign towards Transboundary Animal Ailments in Benin, Edo State, lately.
In line with a press release signed by the Ministry’s Assistant Chief Info Officer, Eremah Anthonia, lately, Minister stated that the transboundary Animal Ailments (TADs) reminiscent of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP), Foot and Mouth Illness (FMD), Peste Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Newcastle Illness (ND) are affecting the livestock inhabitants and to realize the much-desired herd immunity for prevention, management and probably eradication, they must be adequately vaccinated.
The minister who was represented by the Everlasting Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture advert Rural Improvement, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe said that Livestock manufacturing was a serious technique of livelihood in Nigeria which employs about 70% of our inhabitants, meals diet and safety in addition to technique of livelihood for majority of our rural dwellers.
In his phrases ” over time, the coverage of CBPP, FMD, PPR and ND management in Nigeria has been routine annual vaccination; Nonetheless, the vaccination protection has been restricted by insufficient sources. However going ahead, we intend to scale up vaccination protection as extra sources change into out there’’.
In his welcome tackle, the Performing Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Meals Safety, Edo State, Hon. Stephen Idenhere counseled the trouble of the Federal Authorities by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement in controlling animal ailments throughout the nation.
In his good will message, the Everlasting Secretary of Cross River State Ministry of Agriculture and Pure Assets, Mr Jacobs Udida counseled the federal authorities’s initiative in the direction of the Free Mass Vaccination Marketing campaign towards Transboundary Animal Ailments and for offering Main Well being Middle which might go a good distance to enhance animal well being.