The Federal Government has given a breakdown of the N13.9 billion Pest Control Fund as of late declared by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono.
The Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services in the service, Dr Alabi Olaniran, gave the breakdown while talking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said the store was endorsed not exclusively to address bother control however for two other basic purposes.
As per him, the reserve was endorsed by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on March 11, to address the control of transitory irritations, control of creature and zoonotic or trans-limit creature maladies and overhaul of abattoirs.
The clergyman had at the dispatch of the 2020 Dry Season Control of Trans-limit or Migratory Pests on June 12 in Kebbi State, reported the endorsement of the intercession subsidize.
Olaniran clarified that, of the N13.9 billion reported by the pastor, N2.8billion was for transitory vermin control, N9.6 billion for control of creature and zoonotic maladies and N1.4billion for recovery and overhaul of abattoirs.
He clarified that the N2.8billion for control of transient vermin would be dispensed to 12 cutting edge conditions of Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi and Zamfara.
He focused on that the 12 Northern states were picked in light of the fact that they were likely section focuses for transitory vermin from different nations.
He added that no state in the South was chosen because “we are bounded to the South by the sea or ocean, so nothing comes in from there.’’
Olaniran, however, explained that the N9.6 billion for control of animal and zoonotic diseases and N1.4billion for rehabilitation and upgrading of abattoirs would be for all states across the country.
“The N13.9 billion intervention fund was actually meant for intervention in three key areas, the control of migratory pests.
“The second area of intervention is the control of trans-boundary animal diseases, through vaccination and eradication of dog-related human rabies.
“Because over the years, we have been inundated with an increasing number of animal diseases and some of these diseases are zoonotic that can also affect human beings.
“And you know that Nigeria is endowed with very large livestock resources and presently diseases are affecting the production level of our animals.
“So, this is the first time really, that the government is providing intervention for the control of animal diseases,’’ he said.