According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, bird flu has hit Lagos and Kano states respectively. Lagos State Government on Friday confirmed the resurgence of Avian Influenza also know as Bird Flu in Badore- Ajah axis of the state. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, who confirmed the development while briefing journalists along side his counterpart inHealth, Mr. Jide Idris, also disclosed that a zoological park based in Victoria Garden City is currently on suspicion list and is being investigated following high mortality of wild birds.
Lawal said investigations revealed that the Bird Flu came into the state through birds transported from the North during the yuletide season. He said government is doing all it can to prevent the spread of the disease. Some of the measures taken by the government to prevent spread of the disease include – active disease search by surveillance agents, bio security monitoring and sensitization in poultry farms and markets, disinfection of poultry markets, decontamination of affected farms and sensitization of poultry farmers and traders on insurance policy.
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