The Ogun state government says the establishment of three fish farm estates in the State is aimed at generating employment opportunities along the entire aquaculture value chain.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo, stated this at the opening ceremony of a one-day training workshop for beneficiaries of the fish farm estates, held at Makun Town Hall, Sagamu.
Adebajo said when fully operational, the estates would provide 500 direct and 1,500 indirect employment to the people, stating further that, aside from producing fish and fish products all year round, the estates would also be managed in a sustainable manner to enable them compete favourably with similar projects in Nigeria.
The Commissioner therefore urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity provided through the projects, and to tap into the aquaculture value chain.
Earlier, the Chairman of Ikenne Local Government Area, where one of the estates is sited, with two others at Odeda and Imasai, commended the State government for its giant strides in the agricultural sector, saying, the dividends were there for all to see.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Olufolakemi Dawodu, assured government that they would work towards ensuring the success of the estates.