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Quelea birds: Kebbi begins aerial spray

The Kebbi State Government has begun aerial spray of chemicals to kill migratory pests across its frontline local government areas:...

The Kebbi State Government has begun aerial spray of chemicals to kill migratory pests across its frontline local government areas: Argungu, Bagudo and Kalgo.

Governor Dr Nasiru Idris, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafida, at the flag-off of the aerial operation, said it was to ensure food security of the state.

He noted that, “The pests, especially quelea birds, remain a serious threat to the production of cereal crops.”

He assured that state government was determined to fight any menace that would truncate the successes being recorded in the agricultural sector in the state.

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