The Chairman of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Plateau, Mr John Dasar, has cautioned its members to ensure strict bio-security measures to avert another outbreak of bird flu.
Dasar said in an interview in Jos on Saturday that the warning became necessary as investigations showed that the disease had resurfaced in Kano and some states in the South West.
He called on the farmers to adopt stringent bio-security measures to forestall the outbreak of the disease.
“Bird flu is one of the fastest spreading diseases in Nigeria. This is because poultry products are being moved from one point to another and from state to state.
“The last time the disease began in Lagos around Jan. 8, 2015 and by Jan. 18 of that same year, it was already recorded in Plateau, meaning that within the span of just 10 days, it had reached our domain.
“Reports have it that the disease has shown its ugly head in Kano and some states in the South West, so the need for our farmers to be reminded to take their bio-security more seriously,” he said.