The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to stop inappropriate use of Antimicrobials on animal and crop farming and post-harvest for preservation.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to stop inappropriate use of Antimicrobials on animal and crop farming and post-harvest for preservation.

He said Nigerians should promote good practices that would limit the emergence and spread of resistant infections globally.

Information Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Juliet Okeh, said in a statement, that the minister made the call at the inauguration of 2021 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week in Abuja.

Abubakar said Antimicrobial Resistance AMR had been considered one of the worst threats to public health in all parts of the world, as it drastically limits the ability to effectively treat common infections in humans and animals.

Abubakar said Antimicrobial Resistance occurred when the disease agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, no longer respond to the action of antimicrobials which are hitherto susceptible and could also occur naturally due to changes in the organism’s gene over time.

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