Bird Flu: FG to compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers

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Culled birds being carried away in a poultry

The Federal Government is to compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers affected by the December 2016 Avian Influenza attack on poultry farms in the state, from July 5.

Mr Uchenna Orji, the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, disclosed this on Monday in Abakaliki during a training programme for poultry farmers in the state on ways of preventing and handling incidences of the disease.

According to Orji, a Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development team would arrive the state on July 5, to conduct necessary assessment and other procedures before the compensation.

“20 poultry farmers would benefit from the compensation but they must be registered with my ministry and fulfil all obligations required of them in the conduct of poultry activities.

“The effect of the avian influenza attack on poultry farms was…

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