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Rotten Yam Export: APC Senator Wants Ogbeh Arrested |The Republican News

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Minister Of Agriculture, Audu Innocent Ogbeh

From FRED ITUA, Abuja

Chairman, Senate committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has blamed the federal government, over the rising food crisis in the country. According to the former governor of Nasarawa State, the inability of the Federal Government to plan and make adequate provision for its citizens, are largely responsible for the crisis.

Adamu who spoke to journalists in Abuja at the weekend, also called for the arrest of the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Audu Ogbe and others, over the exportation of yam to the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe.

Speaking on the food crisis, Adamu said the country lacks statistics of the number of citizens and can therefore not plan adequately for them. He said the executive must sit down and make the right estimate on what Nigerians need.   (The Sun)

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FG Confirms Bird Flu Outbreak In Kano, Says Audu Ogbeh |The Republican News

 Olugbenga Adanikin and Ibrahim Azeez

Minister confirms bird flu  outbreak in Kano

Minister Of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government yesterday confirmed the outbreak of a new strain of Bird Flu in Kano State.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh confirmed the outbreak at the ministry in Abuja.
Ogbeh said the migration of birds from Europe is responsible for the outbreak, “as they stop to rest and feed at Adaeja basin before moving to South Africa”.
Ogbeh said the virus has only affected Kano State and advised farmers to take preventive measures to avoid further spread to other states.
On why there has not been a permanent cure for the virus, he said the constant change in the strain of the virus is responsible for this.
“There is bird flu in Cameroon and in Europe now, they move from Europe to South Africa in the winter, they stop in the Adaeja river basin for days to rest before they move on.
“We don’t have the vaccine yet, we are calling a meeting of all the commissioners of Agriculture to take measures to control it because there is no vaccine yet.
“We are telling farmers to try and take measures to avoid the spread of the disease.
“The strain keeps changes which is why vet doctors have not been able to find a solution to it.
“For now only Kano has an outbreak and we are controlling it, we are making sure there is no movement of chicken from state to state.
“Unfortunately those who lost chickens last year, we have not been able to compensate because we didn’t have money. We are putting some funds together to help them out.” (Punchng.com)

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