The federal government has confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza, popularly known as bird flu, in 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Figures released by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on Friday indicated that more than one million birds were affected and depopulated and more than 110, 000 crates of eggs were destroyed.
The ministry, therefore, said more N484 billion is needed to pay compensation.
“To this end, government has activated rapid response measures in the states of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Jigawa and Yobe,” it said.
According to the Ministry, Federal Government is looking at the possibility of adopting vaccination against the avian influenza virus.