Nigeria bans the sale and consumption of bushmeat over monkeypox spread
In order to combat the spread of monkeypox disease, Nigeria has outlawed the sale and consumption of bush meat.
Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development issued a directive to hunters and sellers of bush meat throughout the country on Tuesday, May 31.
"Any chance of a spill over' of the disease in Nigeria must be eliminated immediately by hunters and merchants of 'bush meat.'"
Abubakar further stated that the ministry was working closely with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to contain and control the problem.
Nigeria's Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) verified 21 instances of monkeypox since the start of 2022, with one death, earlier this week.