Kebbi govt. to disburse N28m to fish farmers
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the state government will disburse N28 million to fish farmers as financial assistance in its efforts to boost food production.
The governor said this in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday via a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Muazu.
He said that the assistance was aimed at enhancing the economic well-being of fish farmers and increasing the protein intake of the citizens.
Bagudu said that his administration was making efforts to introduce additional species of fish, adding that “fingerlings will also be supplied to fish farmers to enhance their productivity.’’
A fish farmer, Malam Mohammed Bello, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in an interview, that the assistance would further boost employment and encourage more people to embark on fish farming.
The Kebbi Government recently indicated its commitment to training 500 farmers on modern fish farming techniques so as to boost fish production in the state.