Kano awards N83.4m for animal vaccination

Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, says it has awarded contract worth N83.5 million for supply of 8,250 vials of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, CBPP, vaccines and 20, 000 vials of Peste des Petits Ruminants, PPR vaccines for animal vaccination in the state.

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, CBPP, is a contagious bacterial disease that affects the lungs of cattle while Peste des Petits Ruminants, PPR is also a highly infectious animal disease affecting domestic and wild small ruminants.

The State Project Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Garba Muhammed made this known while signing the contract on behalf of the agency.

Muhammed in a statement by the Project Communication Specialist, Ameen K. Yassar explained that the move was to prevent thousands of pastoral families in Nigeria’s most populous, from losing their livelihoods, food security and employment opportunities.

He said the vaccine contract, which was awarded to IBM Investment Ltd., also…

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