Monday, April 15, 2024

FG Tackles Quelea Birds In 12 Northern States


Federal authorities has kicked off the 2023/2024 aerial spray in opposition to the menace of Quelea birds in Kebbi State and 11 different frontline states of the federation.
The opposite states are Sokoto, Katsina, Adamawa, Kano, Jigawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Zamfara and Borno.
On the flag-off of the programme at Ahmadu Bello Worldwide Airport, Ambursa, Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, the minister of agriculture and meals safety, Senator Abubakar Kyari, mentioned the selection of Kebbi to host the occasion was knowledgeable by its farming actions, particularly the cultivation of rice and different crops.

He recommended Governor Nasir Idris for internet hosting the train, which he described as a transparent testimony of his want to advance agricultural actions in Kebbi and different 11 frontline states within the federation.

The minister mentioned the spraying of the dangerous birds would improve the livelihood of farmers and different actors inside the agricultural worth chain and assure meals and vitamin safety.
In his remarks, Governor Idris recommended the federal authorities over its fast intervention. He mentioned

Quelea birds and grasshoppers are pure disasters devastating each meals and money crops within the frontline states.
Idris described the graduation of the Quella birds’ spray as well timed, stressing that it might stem the menace of the birds within the benefitting states.

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