By Mohammed Sani Mu’azu
The School of Agriculture of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi has organised a free vaccination for animals belonging to the neighbouring communities of the institution.
The vaccination exercise according to the Dean of the school Dr. Abdullahi Muhammad will cover all the villages surrounding the polytechnic with a view to preventing them from diseases.
The Dean added that the exercise was organised by the Department of Animal Health and Production in collaboration with the Animal Welfare Society of Nigeria would also serve as a source of public awareness on the existence of a Veterinary clinic in the school.
While stressing the importance of vaccination in ensuring the well-being of animals which according to Dr. Abdullahi Muhammad cannot be overemphasized.
He equally called on the polytechnic and neighbouring communities to patronize the Veterinary clinic of the school which is established for teaching and serving the public.
Also speaking, the head Animal Health and Production department of the polytechnic Malam Sani Hussaini Nuhu said the first batch of the exercise is against a disease known as Peste the petit ruminants which are prevalent during the rainy season.
The head of the department expressed satisfaction with the number of people that turned out for the exercise, saying animal rearers now understand the importance of vaccination, which is seen as the cheapest way to prevent their animals from diseases.
On his part, the village head of Gwallameji Malam Sunusi Muhammad Sani appreciates the department for the gesture, adding that, the establishment of the Veterinary clinic at the polytechnic will ease their suffering in assessing animal health services.