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  • Nigeria: Bird flu in poultry in Plateau state

    Source: https://punchng.com/bird-flu-nia-urg...surance-cover/

    Bird flu: NIA urges farmers to seek insurance cover
    Published February 22, 2019

    The Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association, Mr Tope Smart, has advised farmers, especially livestock farmers, to take appropriate insurance policies to mitigate unexpected losses in their businesses.

    Smart made this known while speaking during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday, against the backdrop of an outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza in Plateau State.

    The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Spak Shaset, on February 19, stated that at least 3,900 birds were killed by the disease.

    He said the outbreak affected two farms in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state.

    The NIA boss urged farmers running their produce without appropriate insurance cover to go and take appropriate agricultural or livestock insurance policies immediately...

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    Source: https://punchng.com/bird-flu-hits-pl...ls-3900-birds/

    Bird flu hits Plateau, kills 3,900 birds
    Published February 20, 2019

    An outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza, has hit Plateau State, killing at least 3,900 birds.

    The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Spak Shaset, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos, that the outbreak had affected two farms in the Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state.

    He said, “Sometimes in January, when we heard of an outbreak of the dreaded disease in some part of Bauchi State, we knew Plateau is at risk...
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