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Alia Inaugurates Taskforce On Control And Prevention Of Anthrax



Alia Inaugurates Taskforce On Control And Prevention Of Anthrax

The Governor of Benue State, Rev Fr Dr Hyacinth Iormem Alia has inaugurated
Task Force on the Control and Prevention of Anthrax Disease in Benue State.

Anthrax is a disease which commonly affects domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, horses and pigs, and its danger to livelihood and human life must not be ignored.

Performing the exercise Monday, August 07, 2023 at the Old Banquet Hall, Government House, Makurdi, Governor Alia said it has become necessary and urgent to set up the committee because of the grave danger that anthrax poses to the State.

He mandated the taskforce to ensure that the grave danger anthrax disease poses to both humans and animals does not get to Benue State

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The Governor gave the Committee terms of reference which includes to identify, isolate and institute immediate actions in suspected animal(s), humans and or the environment, ensure effective public sensitization on symptoms and necessary actions, advice appropriate Authorities on the control and prevention of the disease and ensure strict monitoring of the States entry point for all livestock.

Others are ensure the vaccination of all cattle, sheep and goat and to clear and issue right of passage on vehicles under inspection and collection of user/hazard fees for the State Government.

Governor Hyacinth Alia also promised to give logistic support and every necessary encouragement to the committee to succeed.

The chairman of the committee, Dr Edward Amali, while responding, thanked the Governor for finding them worthy of such task, and promised to work diligently to justify the confidence reposed in them.


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