Following the recent outbreak of bird flu in Nigeria, the federal government has made plans to compensate farmers affected.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, at the weekend, when he said that the ministry had approved the payment of N100 million to farmers affected by the outbreak in Kano State.
The minister said the Ministry of Agriculture was on top of the situation, and that so far it had disbursed N140 million as compensation to farmers affected by the outbreak.
Adesina, who explained that Kano State had the highest share of the compensation with N100 million allocated to it, added that the ministry had been working with governments of affected states to tackle the virus.
Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to the agricultural sector and assured the minister of the state’s cooperation towards eradicating the disease.