The Kebbi Government says it will procure vaccines worth N14 million to protect livestock against various animals diseases in the 21 local government areas of the state.
Mr Tanko Magaji, the Permanent Secretary for the State Ministry of Animal Husbandry disclosed on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi.
“We have gotten an approval from Gov. Atiku Bagudu for the procurement of animals’ vaccines worth N14 million to vaccinate our animals,” he said.
Magaji said the vaccines to be procured included, lung anti-biotic, anti-biotic and anti-stress among others.
He said that the state had veterinary doctors in all the area councils including border towns to check incoming and outgoing livestock and guard against outbreak of animal diseases.
He added that` `The state has five zones where we administer vaccines to animals for easy and effective coverage.
“The zones are: Argungu, Birnin Kebbi, Yauri, Koko and Zuru local government areas.”
The permanent secretary also said the ministry had already overcome the problem of suspected anthrax from the Benin Republic.
“The fact is that we have Arewa, Bagudo and Dandi Local Government Areas where borders are close to Benin Republic, so we took necessary measures to vaccinate animals.
“We vaccinated 449, 573 cattle and 421,774 sheep in the previous exercise against the suspected anthrax in Benin Republic,” he noted.