Poultry products have become scarce in Lagos as a result of the outbreak of Bird Flu.
Over 60,000 birds have reportedly been affected by bird flu in new incidences in Lagos state. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Olugbenga Ogunsetan, the Executive Secretary of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Lagos State chapter, confirmed the outbreak of the disease.
Over 60,000 birds were lost in August after the avian influenza ravaged the farms.
This has largely affected production of poultry products and leading to price hike in the area.
Meanwhile, the state government said that it was making arrangement with the Federal Government for compensation to the affected poultry farmers.
Dr Olajide Basorun, Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Agriculture, who spoke on the compensation move, corroborated the severity claim by the PAN Scribe.
The Lagos State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Government, is already thinking of ways to support these farmers whose poultry were affected by the scourge.
Many economies have shut down because of this avian influenza and these economies have dependants, which mean a lot of people have lost their livelihoods.
Government is mindful of that and is working out modalities to compensate the farmers so that others, who have the flu and have not reported or are under reporting, will be encouraged to come forward.
The outbreak of bird flu Lagos in has led to the scarcity of poultry products in the state.