FG partners Ogun State to boost fishery production
The Federal Government of Nigeria and Ogun State Government have partnered together to boost the production of fisheries in the state with a new projects.
Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri disclosed that the state currently supplies 1.1 million metric tonnes of fisheries which is far off the country’s demand of 3.5 million metric tonnes per annum.
Lokpobiri stated this at the inauguration of four projects built by the Ministry of Agriculture in Eriwe, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on Saturday.
The Eriwe fishing farm estate consists of a feed mill, cold room, fish market and the processing unit over an estimated 156 hectares of land area.
The fishing farm is acclaimed as the biggest fish farming in Africa with a fish farming production turnover of about 2,500 metric tonnes annually and income generation of about N2 billion annually