Bayelsa owned aqua village to generate about N3.5bn annually
The Bayelsa owned aqua village is to generate about N3.5bn annually.
Also, the vast farm estate, which is located at the Yenegwe suburb of Yenagoa, according to the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Doodie Weeks is expected to provide employment to about 4000 youths.
Weeks stated this when members of the Federated Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa State Council visited the farm.
The farm boost of hatchery, earth ponds, feed meal and fish processing unit.
He said the project was part of efforts to diversify the state economy.
His words, "the vision of the governor for the project is to make Bayelsa the fish hub and rake in an annual income of not less than N3.5 billion."
According to him, “Processed, packaged and branded proudly Bayelsa fish will be produced here. Apart from employment it will generate, a lot of economic activities."
"We are looking at about 4,000 employment to be generated here directly or indirectly. We want to diversify our economy.
"This is a clear vision of the governor. This farm estates will be replicated in all the Local Government Areas.
"As we speak, Southern Ijaw farm has started. In Sagbama, Nembe, land acquisition is going on. This project will ensure we stop importation of fish,” Week said.