FCTA to vaccinate one million cattle in fight against Anthrax
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 25, 2023
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA says it has targeted no fewer than one million cattle for immediate vaccination to prevent the spread of anthrax into the FCT from nearby Suleja, Niger State.
This was made known by the Acting Secretary, Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCTA, Ishaq Sadeeq, during the flag-off of the vaccination exercise on Monday in Paikon Kore Grazing Reserve, Abuja.
Sadeeq thanking the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, for promptly approving the purchase of a million doses of the vaccine for mass vaccination of cattle in the FCT says it is the most effective prevention against the spread of the disease.
He urges livestock owners to cooperate with veterinary health workers for the success of the exercise, which he says would be carried out simultaneously across the 62 wards of the Territory over the next four weeks.