Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has trained Nigeria’s Veterinary Officers in First Good Emergency Practices (GEMP) to prevent and respond to animal disease outbreak.
The training which was put together in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was attended by 35 participants drawn from the Federal Department of Veterinary and Pest Control (FDVPCs) and veterinary services from 31 states across the country.
While speaking on the training, FAO Country Representative, Suffyan Koroma, said the UN agency was committed to fighting animal diseases through constant training of veterinary doctors in various committee
According to him: “Over the years, FAO helps countries to prepare for animal disease emergencies by building their veterinary Service capacity on the GEMP practice.”
“Planning for emergency disease eradication and control programmes enables Nigeria’s national veterinary services to be better equipped to cope with emergency and achieve rapid and cost-efficient control,” he added.