Ogun State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the agricultural sector, by formulating and regulating policies that would enable the sector to thrive across the State.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo gave this assurance at the opening ceremony of a-day workshop on Management of Fish Farm Clusters, for Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Cooperative Societies and Off-takers, held at Veterinary Hospital Complex, Ita-Eko, Abeokuta.
Represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Mr. Akinola Lawson, the Commissioner said, three NGOs had agreed to partner with the State Government to manage fishery projects, especially the newly constructed Fish Farm Estates at Ikenne, Odeda and Imasai.
"I am enjoining those of us who are experienced fish farmers to prepare to assist the beneficiaries, most of whom are youths and relatively inexperienced. Very soon, we'll start the training of beneficiaries on the fish farm Estates at Ikenne, Odeda and Imasai", Adebajo said.
The Director, Livestock Services in the Ministry, Mr. Bosun Mosuro, admonished participants to give rapt attention to issues being discussed at the workshop as they all had a role to play in achieving more successes in fishery farming, saying that "every stakeholder in the management of Fish Farm Estates must realise their own function and play it well for the project to fulfil its vision and meet set objectives."
Speaking on behalf of other participants, Mr. Adeoye Adewolu said fish farming was a growing business that involved requires expertise noting that the workshop would give them opportunity to compare notes for maximum delivery.
Press Officer, Ministry of Agriculture