From MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI, Keffi
The District Head of Wakama in Nasarawa State, Mr Adams-Makka-Nangba, has lauded Azhili Progressive Club Wakama (APCW) for providing over 30, 000 new castle vaccines for local chickens in the area and its environs considering its importance to chickens and for the overall socio-economic development of the community.
Makka-Nangba gave the commendation while fielding questions from the newsmen in his palace over the development during the weekend.
He stated that the gesture by the association as a non-profit organisation in the state would go a long in improving on the income and welfare of the people of the area considering the importance of chicken to societal development.
According to him that new castle vaccines would protect and prevent local chickens from contacting diseases thereby boosting their health statuses.
The district head said that the continued assistance by the association would also improve on the socioeconomic status of the people of the area and its environs thereby fighting poverty in the area and the country.
“ Last year, the association has distributed broiler birds to 500 widows and orphans in which each widow and orphan got 15 chicks with bags of feeds and drugs, among other poultry inputs, free of charge and the have also administered vaccines on the same chicks distributed to the women and orphans’’ he recalled.
“ On Friday, Jan. 17, the came with another initiative by providing 30,000 new castle vaccines for 30, 000 local chickens in Wakama ward and its environs and other wards or communities that has benefitted from the gesture include Alushi/ Ginda, Eva/ Washo,Enda and Ogba wards among others’’ he stated.
He stated that the importance of vaccination to the development of chickens cannot be overemphasised, hence the need for the commendation.
Adams-Nangba, who is a former Secretary of Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Council, therefore urged beneficiaries to use the vaccines for the purpose they were meant for by using them on the chickens.
This, he said, in their interest and for the overall development of the area and the country at large.
Makka-Nangba used the medium to plead with the association to continue with its humanitarian gesture while calling on other stakeholders of the area and Nigerians to emulate them.
Besides, he called on his subjects and other Nigerians to embrace agriculture considering its importance to societal development.
The district head further urged the people of the area to live in peace, respect constituted authorities and tolerate one another for development to thrive.