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Ogun registers poultry farms, others

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The Ogun State government has directed all poultry farms of more than 250 birds, hatchery operators, livebirdmarkets  and poultry processing  facilities in the state to register with the Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with Animal Disease Control Act 2004.

The registration has the nod of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PANOG) Ogun State Chapter.

According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, the exercise will allow the state to have a database  of poultry farmers and other operators in the sector to control zoonotic and endemic diseases in the state.

Mrs. Adepeju also said the registration would also assist in   compensation payment to farms in case of outbreak of zoonotic diseases, such as  the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza.

She urged the cooperation of all stakeholders to take part in the exercise,warning that defaulters would be sanctioned.

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