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Disease hits 18 states in Nigeria

According to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, a total of 322 poultry farms have been affected by the disease.

 

A total of 18 states in Nigeria have been hit by Bird Flu.said

The revelation was made by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina who saida total of 322 poultry farms have been affected by the disease.

Speaking at a two-day refresher training course organised for federal and state epidemiology officers on Avian Influenza (AI) prevention and containment in Ibadan, the minister said Kano has the highest number with 156, Plateau 82, Bauchi 19 and Kaduna 14 farms.

According to Daily Post, the minister, represented by deputy director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Ademola Majasan bemoaned the resurgence of the disease at the time when the country was about to achieve national self-sufficiency in poultry and poultry products, with the possibility of exports to the ECOWAS sub-region.

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