Nigeria to verify poultry farms affected by bird flu

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-30 01:14:24|Editor: huaxia
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LAGOS, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian government Thursday said it has commenced the verification of poultry farms affected by the outbreak of bird flu in northwest Kano State in recent years.

A team from the Federal Ministry of Finance had arrived the state for the exercise, in preparation for the payment of outstanding compensation to all affected poultry farmers in the state.

The team was expected to visit individual farms affected by the disease, with a view to ensuring that the figures were in consonance with the ones in the reports earlier submitted to government, Shehu Bawa, the Director, Veterinary Services, Kano State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, told reporters.

Bawa added that the team would work with officials of the state Ministry of Agriculture to ensure the success of the assignment.

He said after the verification exercise, the team was expected to forward its report to the Federal Government for the payment of the compensation to the affected poultry farmers in the state.

Many affected poultry farms were closed down, as a result of their colossal losses since the outbreak of the disease in 2014. Enditem