Jigawa council immunises 50, 000 animals against diseases


Kirikasamma Local Government in Jigawa on Wednesday said it would immunise over 50, 000 cattle, sheep, goats and dogs in the area against contagious diseases.
The council chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Kani, said that the immunization was part the 2017 animal vaccination exercise.
He said the council had designated two immunisation centres at Kirikasamma and Baturiya to mobilise participation in the exercise.
Kani explained that cattle, sheep and goats would be immunised against Pest De-Petit Ruminant (PPR), Chronic Bovine Pneumonia (CBPP) and Foot and Mouth diseases while dogs would be immunised against rabies.
According to him, the Ministry of Agriculture had supplied adequate doses of vaccines and drugs to facilitate successful conduct of the exercise.
Kani called on livestock farmers to present their animals for immunisation to protect them against diseases.
In a related development, the Malammadori Local Government also in Jigawa said it had immunized 4, 000 animals in the past seven days.
Malam Isiaku Umar, Director of Agriculture in the council, disclosed this while reviewing the progress of the exercise in the area.
Umar said that the animals were inoculated at Malammadori, Dunari, Garingabas and Mukaddari immunisation centres.
He called on herdsmen to cooperate with immunisation workers to facilitate smooth conduct of the exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Jigawa government targeted three million animals for immunisation in the ongoing animal vaccination exercise in the state.

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