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Emmanuel Udom-Managing Editor, Stephen Dijo Philemon-Deputy Editor, Janet Udom-Senior Correspondent, Precious Udom-Senior Correspondent, Williams Ita-Bureau Chief(Akwa Ibom/Cross River), Fabian Idoko-Senior Correspondent
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    Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    60,000 birds affected, as flu hits Lagos


    By Emmanuel Udom
    The executive secretary, Poultry Association of Nigeria, Lagos state chapter, Olugbenga Ogunsetan, confirmed on Tuesday that an estimated 60,000 new cases of bird flu has been recorded in Lagos, south-west Nigeria.

    According to him, Ikorodu, a ghetto in the state is one of the worst hit, as quite a number of poultry farms have been hit by the avian influenza in the last couple of days.

    His words: “over 60,000 birds were lost in August, after the avian influenza ravaged the farms, which has adversely affected the production of poultry products and red to price hike in the area.

    Our correspondent gathered that there are plans on ground to compensate the affected poultry owners.

    Permanent secretary, Lagos state ministry of agriculture, Dr Olajide Basorun however said the compensations could be done in collaboration with the federal government of Nigeria.

    His words: “Many economies have shut down because of this avian influenza and these economies have dependants, which mean a lot of people have lost their livelihoods.

    “Government is mindful of that and is working out modalities to compensate the farmers so that others, who have the flu and have not reported or are under reporting, will be encouraged to come forward,” he added.

     

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