The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has restated the readiness of the FCT Administration to combat rabies disease in the territory.
The minister stated this at the flag off of the free anti-rabies exercise which took place at the FCT veterinary clinic in Nyanya as part of activities to mark the 2017 World Rabies Day.
He said the FCT Administration, through the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat has taken delivery of a large consignment of assorted vaccines and will commence mass vaccination of animals and other livestock in the territory soon.
He said reports from hospitals in the FCT have shown an increase in rabies cases, a situation which he noted was worrisome to the administration and needs to be curtailed.
The event was held in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the FCT chapter of the Nigerian Veterinary Medicine Association (NVMA).
The minister was represented at the occasion by the Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development, Nzekwe Stanley Ifeanyichikuwu.