Dossier on application for Rinderpest disease free status..PDF
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Nigeria is situated in the South Eastern part of West Africa and is bordered to the West by Benin Republic, North by Niger Republic, East by Cameroon, North East by Chad Republic and to the South by the Atlantic Ocean. Traffic of Cattle into the country is mostly by land through our borders with the neighboring countries with a negligible percentage of importation by Air and Sea routes. Because of the potential for spread of transboundary animal diseases being faced by the country through land borders, Nigeria has maintained contact with neighboring countries in the area of disease surveillance and control and in other regionally coordinated activities. For instance, the country had participated actively in previous Regional joint programmes such as the JP 15, JP 28 and PARC. Nigeria is an active participant in the current effort to eradicate Rinderpest from the region under the PACE project. The country is also steadily being integrated into the regional network for the monitoring and control of livestock diseases in general.