The decontamination, which began on Wednesday, is to last for two weeks.
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The Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association, Tope Smart, has advised farmers, especially livestock farmers, to take appropriate insurance policies to mitigate unexpected losses in their businesses.
Dr Spak Shaset, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the State, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos, that the outbreak has affected two farms in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state.
The recent outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 virus have sent shock waves through the poultry industry in South Africa after it was first detected in June.
Mshelbwala said that the way forward to the containment of the disease was to ban importation of poultry and products, quarantine and bio-security measures, among others.
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave the warning at a National Consultative meeting with state Commissioners for Agriculture in Abuja on Tuesday
The new outbreaks were discovered at two duck farms in the central and south-western regions of the country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Wednesday
Abdullahi said the virus was detected two weeks ago on a small poultry farm in Kujama, Chikun Local Government Area of the state
The desk officer alleged that the disease had to spread to these council areas because those farmers whose farms were affected since 2014 had not been paid compensation for the birds killed then
Dasar said: “Plateau is hub of the poultry industry in Nigeria, owing to the fact that our products are unique and that is why people come from different parts of the country to get eggs and chicken here
Dr. Shehu Bawa, the Director of Veterinary Services of the state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the birds were killed in 49 farms
Dasar attributed the wide spread of the disease to the non-payment of compensation by government to farmers affected by the outbreak in 2015
He said: “As I am talking to you now, 29 farms were depopulated, while 11 samples have been sent to the National Veterinary Research Institute for confirmation.”
According to him, the attention of his ministry was drawn to the development, following massive death of birds at the farm.
He said: “Officials of the state veterinary services took the sample of a bird’s carcass to a research institute in Jos, where it was confirmed that the birds died from the H5NI strains of the Avian Influenza
Dasar said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Saturday that the warning became necessary as investigations showed that the disease had resurfaced in Kano and some states in the South West
Echono said payment of compensation was used to cushion the effect of losses farmers may have incurred
The National Veterinary Research Institute in Vom, Plateau State said on Tuesday that new cases of bird flu have…
Mr John Dasar, the Chairman, Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria (PAN) in the state, announced this at a sensitisation workshop on bio-security on Thursday in Jos
Alhaji Moshood Okanlawon, one of the poultry farmers, told the News Agency Nigeria in Jos, Plateau State that the disease, which ravaged poultry farms recently, had resulted in unemployment
NAN also reports that the outbreak of the bird flu occurred at Abukur village in Rimi Local Government Area of the state.
Danhassan said the farm of one of their members, Alhaji Garba Dalhatu, was affected by the outbreak