By Peter Uwumarogie
The vaccination is against Contagious Bovine Pleuro Pneumonia (CBPP) in Cattle and Pesti des Petits Ruminant (PPP) in Sheep and Goats.
The Gombe State Commissioner of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Mr Mohammed Magaji said during the exercise over one million cattle would be vaccinated across the state, adding that such vaccination had not been done since 2016.
Magaji said that the exercise was aimed at controlling Trans-boundary Animal Diseases (TADs) of livestock, adding that the non-vaccination of livestock in the last four years had seen the sub-sector being ravaged by diseases such as CBPP and PPR.
According to him, the livestock sub-sector contributes immensely to the socio-economic development of the state.
“The estimated number of cattle in the state is between 950, 000 and 1, 100, 000,” he said.