Gombe Govt. begins vaccination against trans-boundary animal diseases


By Peter Uwumarogie

The Gombe state Government on Tuesday flagged off its free annual mass vaccination of livestock against trans-boundary animal diseases and to promote livestock production.

Gov. Inuwa Yahaya, who flagged off the vaccination in Gadam town, Kwami Local Government Area of the state said the exercise reflected his administration’s commitment to development of the livestock sub-sector.

Yahaya said that the state had procured enough vaccines and other veterinary equipment in view of the contribution of the sub-sector to development of the economy.

“Diseases such as Contagious Bovine Pleuro-Pneumonia and Peste des Petit Ruminants cause great economic loss to farmers due to high mortality and therefore constitutes a threat to the economy of the state,’’ he said.

The governor said that eradication of trans-boundary animal diseases was significant as such vaccination played roles to animal health and production as well as prevents setbacks in livestock…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria