The Federal Government has began aerial spray of pesticides to control invasion of quelea birds in ten Local Government Areas of Adamawa, an official of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said.
Adamu Kazaure, the Coordinating Officer, Federal Pest Control Services Division, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control, in charge of Adamawa and Taraba States, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola.
He said the aerial operation, which started on Monday, will last for five days.
” The affected local governments are Fufore, Yola North, Yola South, Girei and Demsa.
”Others are Numan, Lamurde, Guyuk, Shelleng and parts of Mayo – Belwa local government areas.
”The operation is also aimed at controlling trans-boundary pests from causing serious havoc to crops,” he said.