FG, Adamawa to vaccinate 4m Cattle against Cattle Diseases

Yola Dr Isa Salihu, Adamawa Commissioner for Livestock Development, has confirmed that the state government in collaboration with the Federal Government is aiming to vaccinate about four million cattle this year.

Salihu made this known in an interview with Newsmen in Yola Tuesday

According to the commissioner, the development follows the outbreak of contagious ‘Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)’ disease late last year in some cattle’s settlements in the state.

“Adamawa has the highest number of cattle in the country with the total estimate of about 4.1 million.

“The State Government in collaboration with the Federal Government targets to vaccinate about four million cattle,” Salihu said.

He confirmed that as part of quick response programme, the Federal Government supplied 200,000 dosages of vaccines to curtail and control the spread of the disease.

The commissioner expressed optimism that the disease was successfully control, adding that the state government has approved N12 million for the supply of additional vaccines.

On the number of casualty, he said that very few cattle were confirmed dead in connection with the disease.

He explained that the state need about 3 million dosage of vaccines to enable it vaccinate the whole cattle across the state.

According to him, so far, work for the construction of two giant boreholes at Gongoshi and Sarau in Mayo Belwa and Maiha Local Government Areas respectively is ongoing.

He said the development was part of the Federal Government grazing reserve Programme.



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