The member Representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal constituency, Hon Linus Okorie as part of his determined effort to ride the constituency of social vices and empower the teeming youths of the constituency, yesterday commenced the training of 50 youths on fish production.
The youths are being trained by the Federal School of Fisheries and Marine Technology Lagos.
Hon Okorie. Who is also the Chairman House committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions said the youths are to receive training on how to rear consumable fish and also on how to produce different types of feeds.
Declaring the training open, Hon Okorie said the training was meant to enable them to apply the knowledge in creating wealth for themselves.
He said, “the country is changing and people need to eat. The country should produce what it eats and eat what it produces. Importation of fish is telling on the economy and now the government says we must feed ourselves.
“Even if we have all the food, we still need the safest protein which is fish. Since we produce a considerable quantity of food in Ebonyi state, we are going to complement it with fish production so that we can attain self-sufficiency.”
“We need to build local capacity on fish production, it will be followed with fish driers and we will create value chain which will bring about jobs for hundreds in the fish business,” said Okorie.
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