The lawmaker representing Ogun West Senatorial district, Senator Tolu Odebiyi has trained 62 youths of the district in the lucrative fish production value chain.
The training was part of the lawmaker’s move to bolster food production and reduce youth unemployment rate.
AgroNigeria gathered that the training covered an overview of the fish value chain development in Nigeria, introduction to fish farming, fish pond site selection, and construction.
The youths were also trained on catfish fingerlings production and management, fish preservation and processing, as well as fish market and development.
The 62 trainees were drawn from the five local governments that make up the district, for a 4-day workshop on fish farming.
The senator noted that more youths would be trained subsequently.
Represented by his Personal Assistant, Hon Owolabi Kolajo, at the flagging off ceremony in Yewa North Local Government Area of the State, the lawmaker charged the participants to leverage the ban on fish importation.
He urged them to commence large scale fish production, as a means of bridging the demand deficit necessitated by the importation ban.
According to him, agriculture is a major revenue earner for the country, hence, should not be neglected.