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.
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
Rep of police
Rep of DSS
Rep of NSCDC
Poultry dealers/sellers association
Director vet services
Director Vet public health
ZVOs and Abbatoir manager
Rep of ministry of local government
Rep of Katsina and Daura emirates.