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EKSG RECEIVES 100,000 DOSES OF ANTHRAX SPORE VACCINE THROUGH L-PRES PROJECT

L-R: State Project Coordinator, L-PRES Mr Olayinka Adedipe, Animal Health Technical Assistant, L-PRES,Mr. Abubakar Sodiq, Middle Commissioner For Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Ebenezer Boluwade and Director Veterinary Services, Mr. Emmanuel Osayomi while receiving the Anthrax Vaccines in Ado Ekiti

As part of the activities to strengthening Animal Health Services in the State, the Ekiti State Government has received 100,000 doses of Anthrax vaccine from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security through the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRES) project.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti, while receiving the doses of anthrax vaccine,the State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Ebenezer Boluwade said that the State Implementation Unit of L-PRES has been sensitizing stakeholders in the beef/dairy, pig and sheep/ goat value chains on the need to vaccinate their animals against anthrax disease

Hon. Boluwade described anthrax a very serious a zoonotic disease that needs to be prevented before outbreak.

The Commissioner stressed further that the State would carryout a massive vaccination programme targeted towards prevention of the disease in the State.

In his remarks, the State L-PRES Project Coordinator(SPC), Mr. Olayinka Adedipe lauded the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security for making Ekiti the first State to receive the anthrax vaccine.

The SPC said the Implementation Unit of L-PRES would continue to create awareness and carryout sensitization campaign in the nooks and crannies of the State to ensure that livestock farmers vaccinate their animals as the best way to prevent diseases in the State.

Earlier, the Animal Health Technical Assistant, Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRES) Project, Dr. Abubakar Sodiq said that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security through L-PRES has procured and allocated 100,000 doses of anthrax vaccine to curtail spread of disease in the livestock value chain in the State.

In his remarks, the Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr Emmanuel Osayomi said that anthrax vaccine would prevent the outbreak of disease that is transmittable from animal to human or from man to animal leading to great economic loss and at times to fatalities.

The Animal Health Officer, Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRES) Project, Dr. Oluwaseun Oluwarotimi appreciated the State government for showing interest in the livestock subsector as this would help the livelihood of livestock farmers by preventing loses of their animal.

Posted in Ekiti State News Bulletin
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3 Comments

  • Dada Taiwo Jeremaih
    2:40 pm April 17, 2024

    Livestock

  • Dada Taiwo Jeremaih
    2:42 pm April 17, 2024

    Livestock.deve lopment

  • Dr. Shittu Aleem
    9:32 am April 19, 2024

    This is a good development.

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