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The FCT Administration has concluded arrangements to resuscitate and
flag off the annual vaccination and treatment of livestock herd in the
Federal Capital Territory.

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, who was represented by
the Acting Secretary of Agriculture and Rural development, Dr. Musa
Abubakar Aliyu, made this disclosure on Friday after meeting with the
some senior staff of the FCT Agriculture and Rural Development
Secretariat in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.
The exercise is scheduled to take place between the 3rd and 4th week
of this month with focus mainly on livestock in grazing areas of
Gwagwaglada, Old Gawu, Fulani herds in Abaji, Bwari, Karshi, Kwali,
Kuje and Yaba.
The Minister revealed that the programme was last held in 2013, which
is a testimony of the commitment of the current FCT Administration to
revive the Agriculture sub-sector.
Malam Bello reiterated that the FCT Administration would provide
support and encourage livestock farmers to embrace settlement in
grazing reserves.
According to him, this will also prevent the outbreak of infectious
diseases of livestock as well as provide treatment for the infected
ones.

He emphasised that the programme will create effective communication
network and synergy with livestock farmers towards the growth of the
livestock industry in the Territory.
His words: “This will not only generate employment to the teeming
youth in the Federal Capital Territory but would also boost incomes
and generate wealth especially for the livestock farmers.”
“The exercise will be flagged off in Paikon-Kore Grazing Reserve in
Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory,” he added.
Meanwhile, in continuation of the FCT Administration’s efforts to
check the resurgence of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in the Territory,
Malam Bello remarked that his Administration has also undertaken
holistic fumigation of poultry / animal farms across the Territory.

The Minister further disclosed that the FCT Administration would soon
embark on the registration of Poultry farmers in the entire 8,000
square kilometres of the Territory.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI

Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Friday, July 8, 2016.

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