By Dapo Salami IbadanPeople of Oyo North Federal Constituency in Oyo State has said that the Aquaculture Training Program currently Facilitated by the Senator representing Oyo North in the National Assembly, Senator Fatia Buhari will help to reduce unemployment by providing job for the women and youth of the constituency.
This was disclosed on Friday during a training program tagged ” Value Chain Capacity Building on Aquaculture for Youths and Women, Training on Aquaculture Production and Fish Post Harvest Technology” which was organised by Nigeria Institute for Oceangraphy and Marine Research (NIOMR).
Vision update report that Tunde Azeez, one of the beneficiary of the aquaculture training program at Iseyin Local Government said that the training will help the youth and women to create wealth on their own, adding that this will go a long way in reducing unemployment rate in Oyo North Federal Constituency and Oyo State as a whole.
In his word, Azeez explained that the training was based on Aquaculture Production and Fish Post Harvest Technology and how to rear fish from the initial stage till when the fish is mature enough to be sell.
“There are 13 local government under senator Fatai Buhari Federal constituency, Itesiwaju, Kajola, Iwajowa, and Iseyin are the four local government present here for the training, other local government are also doing their own simultaneously in their areas.
“I believe it will reduce poverty and alleviate suffering of the masses particularly people of this constituency, we were also told that money be will giving to us so that we can start the fishing business after the completion of our training program.
Also talking to visionupdate correspondent was Mrs. Badmos Nofisat from Itesiwaju local government who said they were trained on how to rear fish and how to keep records when it is time for them to start their own business, adding that training was also giving to them on how to do operation for fish without causing damage to them.
“This training is practically oriented, they took us to a fish pond and also taught us on how to source for fertile land and the length of the land to be used when it is time for us to start our own fish pond.
In his remark, one of the trainer Mr. Ayaobu Cookey said that the training was in collaboration with Senator Fatai Buhari in conducting a training exercise on Value Change and Fish Processing for member of his constituency, noting that it will help the people to create wealth and generate employment on their own at the end of the training program.
He pointed out that if the people joined the fish farming business after the completion of their training, they will create job for themselves and automatically create for others who are unemployed and this will increase the GDP of Oyo State.
“The idea of Senator Fatai Buhari was to see that Nigerian youth and women particularly in his constituency create job for themselves and not relying on the government, this will reduce crime and fortified their family.
Cookey however said that both the organiser and facilitator of the training will also helped the trainees by giving them starter package either in monetary form or materials on fish farming for them to practice and established on what they have learnt from the training because fish farming enterprise is a profitable business.
“Fish breading, fish feed production, post harvest production, fish diseases management, and life feed to mention few are ways that can bring huge money to the on the trainees.