The Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) Ebonyi state chapter, Monday pledged to do away with fake vaccines and unhealthy birds in the poultry industry in the state.
The association said it would embark on visitation to those selling poultry vaccines across the state in other to checkmate fake vaccines that wrecked havoc in poultry business.
New chairman of the association, Comrade Nwobegu John, disclosed this in Abakaliki during the union’s election.
He further divulged that the decision to wipe out fake vaccines and unhealthy birds in the industry was to sanitise the system and improve the business.
Nwobegu said the union will identify with genuine in-put providers so as to bring to an end roadside suppliers.
“We will do a thorough investigation to know those who are qualified to be in this business know their source of birds because some of them go by roadside and bring birds in the name of companies, but first, we will invite these companies and have seminar with them and they will tell us their major distributors. Three companies are already on ground to conduct the seminar to enable us bring an end to fake vaccines and unhealthy birds in Ebonyi state,” he said.
National Vice President South-east of the group, Ahanenye Chibundu, urged the members to ensure that the state and federal government policy in banning imported poultry products was achieved.