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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is preparing to vaccinate 15,000 animals in Nassarawa State.

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Abubakar Madi, made the remarks at a meeting of livestock stakeholders in Lafia on Friday.

He said the immunization campaign will be held from December 1 to December 17, 2010 in Aw and Kena areas.

He said the conference was organized by veterinarians, pastoralists and other stakeholders from the two local government areas to exchange notes before the vaccination.

Madi explained that the two local government areas were chosen for the experiment because of the large number of pastoralists, many of whom had been displaced due to the crisis.

He added that since 2018, the ICRC has provided a number of humanitarian assistance, including the eradication of more than 200,000 pests in the state.

For his part, Nuh Bunu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Nassarawa State, thanked the ICRC for its humanitarian work in the state.

The regional government reaffirmed its commitment to work with ICRC and other partners to ensure better security for residents.

“I would like to thank the ICRC on behalf of the state government for donating more than 15 million veterinary drugs to the ministry and we are committed to using the drugs for their intended purpose and we are reaffirming the government’s support for the success of the upcoming vaccination practice.”

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