Agriculture: Senator Tolu Odebiyi urges Senatorial youths to venture into fish farming
Youths in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State have been urged to see the 4-day training workshop on fish farming and processing as an alternative means of employment generation.
Flagging off the training at Jogland Hotel, Joga Orile, the facilitator and Ogun West Senator, Senator Tolu Odebiyi charged the 62 participants whom are drawn from the 5 local governments that comprises the districts to take advantage of the ban on importation of fish products to commence large scale fish production as a means of increasing human protein intakes as well as engage in meaningful business capable of sustaining them.
Senator Odebiyi, who was represented by His Personal Assistant Hon Owolabi Kolajo, noted that farming was the major source of internally generated revenue in Nigeria before the discovery of crude oil hence it should not neglected
In the same vein the Executive Director of the Agricultural And Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) Dr Olufemi Oladunni said the Institute was poised to enhance federal government’s policy on providing adequate training to would-be farmers as a way of providing jobs and increasing food production.
The training covers overview of Fish Value Chain Development in Nigeria, Introduction to Fish Farming, Fish Pond Site Selection and Construction, Catfish Fingerlings Production and Management, Fish Preservation and Processing as well as Fish market and Marketing Development.