Kano - The Kano State Government said it has released N3 million for procurement of disinfectant to clean poultry farms affected by the recent outbreak of bird flu in the state.
The Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.
He said that the measure had become necessary so as to check the spread of the disease to other farms across the state and beyond.
“As soon as the disinfectant is procured, it will be used to clean all the poultry farms found to be affected by the disease.
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“Government is also doing its best to protect all the farms that are not yet affected by the disease and ensure that the disease does spread to other places,” he said.
He also disclosed that a team of veterinary doctors and other experts had visited the affected farms with a view to assessing the situation.
The commissioner said that they were expected to forward their report to the state government for immediate action.
According to him, the state government is also expecting intervention from the Federal Government within the shortest time possible
Over 35 000 birds have so far been culled in 10 affected farms since the disease resurfaced in the state about two weeks ago.