The Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos, has trained about 150 youths and women in fish production and value addition.
Provost of the college, Dr Abiodun Sule, who spoke at the closing ceremony of the week-long capacity building in Lagos, in which about 150 participants from Edo, Ogun, Delta, Lagos and Oyo states were trained in fish seed, brood stock, ornament fish and fish feed productions, said the college was contributing to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation’s economy through the training programme.
He said a lot of women and youths who had benefited from the programme over the years had employed and trained more people who are still doing the agribusinesses.
According to him, “The programme is being financed by the government for food security, youths and women empowerment in the area of fisheries and aquaculture. Some will employ people that will service the agricultural industry in fish production and food security. We are…