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June 02, 2020 - Business Day (Nigeria)

NIGERIA: African swine fever kills 145,000 pigs in Oke-Aro farm estate

NIGERIA: African swine fever kills 145,000 pigs in Oke-Aro farm estate
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Thousands of pigs have died from the recent outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) in Oke-Aro pig farming estate in Matogun, Lagos state.

The disease has claimed over 145,000 hogs since its outbreak in Oke- Aro – West Africa’s largest pig farm estate, causing farmers to lose billions of naira.

Confirming the outbreak, Omotayo Adekoya, secretary of the Oke-Aro farm said that farmers in the estate have lost over 145,000 pigs due to the ASF outbreak.

She said that the last outbreak of ASF in the farm was recorded in 10 years ago.

Adekoya stated that the Lagos state government in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture has come to the aid of farmers in the farming estate by fumigating the farm estate several times and also providing millets to farmers as palliative.

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