By Mustapha Salisu
The Kano State Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing animal vaccination exercise in the state’s 44 local government areas.
Comrade Aminu Gwarzo, represented by the Director of Agricultural Services of the Ministry for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Ibrahim Lawan, made this known when he led a powerful supervision team to the vaccination centers at Yahaya Gusau and Malafa-Kofar Wambai Fulani settlements in Kano Municipal Local Government.
He said the vaccination exercise is an annual event organized by the state Ministry for Local Governments in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources with assistance from the Kano State Agropastoral Development Program (KSADP) in order to have healthy and safe animals for human consumption.
The Deputy Governor, through the Director of Agricultural Services, added that the event usually starts from November and ends in January, and animals are vaccinated against contagious Bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), and pesetes Depetit, Ruminantium (PPR) among others. The inspection will ensure the smooth running of the vaccination and that the resources given to local governments are used judiciously.
He used the opportunity to call on the heads of the Agricultural Department and vaccinators at the local levels to ensure adequate coverage of the exercise and that the ministry will continue with impromptu visits to the vaccination sites at the 44 local governments of the state to achieve the set objectives.
The inspection team headed by the Director of Agricultural Services, supported by the staff of his Department, was conducted around the visited vaccination sites by the Head of Department of Agricultural Services, Kano Municipal Local Government, Alhaji Sulaiman Isyaku Dakata.