FISHERIES PROJECT CREATES JOBS TO OVER TEN MILLION NIGERIAN

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The federal government under the leadership of president Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has create over ten million jobs to Nigerian through fisheries project,
the honourable minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar has said that over 10 Million Nigerians were activity engaged in primary and secondary fisheries operations stating it would lead to reduction of fish importation, increase local production and rapid economic growth through the sector.
The Minister disclose this at the closing Ceremony of the Second Dialogue and Sensitization Meeting on Fisheries Governance Project (FISHGOV 2) with Regional Economic Communities (RECs), held at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, FCT.
Dr. Abubakar pointed out that the fisheries and aquaculture subsector was very significant to Nigerian economy in terms of employment creation, income generation, poverty alleviation, foreign exchange earnings and provision of raw materials for the animal feed industry.
He also revealed that it boost local production in order to reduce imports, Federal Government was encouraging backward integration through commercial aquaculture production for local consumption and export, which is yielding positive results.

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