Katsina inaugurates 17-man committee on bird flu outbreak

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The Katsina State Government has inaugurated an Emergency Preparedness Response Committee on Bird Flu .

The Special Adviser to Governor Masari on Livestock and Grazing Reserves, Dr. Lawal Usman Bagiwa Inaugurated Members of the Committee at an occasion held at Ministry of Agriculture.

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Dr. Lawal Usman Bagiwa who is also the Chairman of the Committee solicited for the support of the Stakeholders to achieve the desired objectives.

Dr. Bagiwa said the Inauguration of the Committee followed a directive from Governor Aminu Bello Masari on the need for more commitment to prevent the Outbreak of the Animal Disease.

He assured that the committee will  work closely with Poultry Farmers and other Stakeholders to prevent the Outbreak of the Bird Flu in the State.

The Special Adviser noted that, the measure followed a report of the Outbreak of the disease in some parts of the State and stressed the need for more concerted effort to contain its spread.

He called on Poultry Farmers to report any strange disease to nearest Veterinary for prompt intervention.

The Committee has representatives from the State Ministries of Health, Environment and Information as well as Nigerians Police, DSS, Civil Defence and that of Poultry Farmers among others.

Members of the committee are as follows:

Dr Lawal Bagiwa – Chairman

Rep. Of ministry of health

Rep. Of ministry of environment

Rep. Of ministry of information

Rep of NGO

PAN

NVMA

Rep of police

Rep of DSS

Rep of NSCDC

Poultry dealers/sellers association

Director Admin-secretary

Director vet services

Director Vet public health

ZVOs and Abbatoir manager

Rep of ministry of local government

Rep of Katsina and Daura emirates.

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