Livestock

FG Hands Over Livestock Health Center FCTA

The Federal Government has handed over the livestock health centre built and equipped for treatment of animals to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

The centre which was constructed by the veterinary and pest control services of the department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is expected to help rural dwellers improve on their livestock production.

The Director and Chief Veterinary Officer of the Ministry Dr. Maimuna Habib at the handover ceremony said the project was executed to provide quality animal healthcare services to livestock farmers and pastoralists.

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She said the Federal Government was intervening in the area of veterinary infrastructure in the country to boost the capacity of the veterinary services in the society.

The Mandate Secretary for FCTA Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Abubakar Ibrahim in his remark said the secretariat would put in place more measures to prevent outbreak and spread of animal diseases.

He said that the secretariat would strengthen its surveillance system in high risk areas such as live bird and cattle markets, veterinary clinics, and abattoirs across the FCT to achieve more results in disease reporting and response.

According to him, the secretariat has last week mobilised about 90 veterinary health personnel to kick-start the mass treatment of livestock in the six area councils of the FCT.

He, therefore, called on the residents to patronise the centre as well as other government approved clinics in the territory.

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