Bauchi State Gov’t Conducts Free Vaccination for 1 Million Livestock
By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
Over one million species of livestock are being targeted for vaccination in Bauchi State in a effort to mitigate the spread of Zoonotic Diseases and support massive poultry production.
Similarly the State Government in collaboration with World Bank is to construct one hundred and twenty Dams in strategic areas to address challenges of water shortage being faced by herders and improve dry season farming.
At the inauguration of this year’s Livestock Vaccination Campaign in Bauchi Local Government Area, the State Governor Bala Mohammed said the move was to bring positive changes along the agricultural value chain and consolidate on the success being recorded in addressing farmers herders clashes in most parts of the state.
Stressing the importance of the exercise, Governor Bala Mohammed noted that Over forty four Million Naira was released by the state government for the successful conduct of the vaccination campaign across the state.
He directed the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to ensure better remuneration of veterinarians handling the exercise for effective service delivery.
In his address, the state commissioner of Agriculture Barrister Jidauna Tula Mbami said quality of the vaccine and number of the animals has been increased in this year’s exercise.
The State and National Leadership of Miyatti Allah Fulani Sociocultural Organizations as well as community leaders commended the state government for the gesture.
The event featured symbolic administration of the vaccine by Governor Bala Mohammed and appreciations by the beneficiaries.