Nigeria losing over N400bn annually from fish imports — Lawmaker

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Nigeria losing over N400bn annually from fish imports — Lawmaker
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By Tordue Salem – Abuja

Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Institutions, Rep. Awaji Inombek-Abiante(PDP-Rivers), has bemoaned the failure of the Nigerian government to reap over $1billion annually from the Fisheries Industry.

Besides, he pledged his Committee’s commitment to the quick passage of two key fisheries industry bills into law; Brackish Water Fisheries Research Institute Bill and the Fisheries Institute of Nigeria  Bill, as he called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, to create a Fisheries and Aqua culture Ministry.

Abiante made this known at the weekend, during the “16th Fellowship Investitures and Launching of N500million Building Fund for National Secretariat” of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria, FISON in Abuja, hosted by the National President of the association, Dr. Agbaibiaka Lukman Adegoke.

At the event, were Governor Kayode Fayemi, of…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper