Anambra State government has concluded two day intensive training of some selected Anambra youths from across the 21 local government areas of the state.
The two day intensive business training on Table fish production was to empower the youths of Anambra State to become stakeholders in the aquaculture sector of the state geared towards creating more youth millionaires, boost the economic growth and development of the state and create more employment opportunities amidst limited job opportunities.
Correspondent Valentine Mbadugha reports that the training was organized by the Anambra State Fisheries and Aquaculture Business Development Agency, FABDA in collaboration with the Table Fish Producers Association of Anambra State and State Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chain Innovation Platform, AVCI.
The event featured both theory and practical sessions aimed at getting the participants well equipped towards minimizing risk and loss.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the event held at FABDA boardroom and compound, the MD/ CEO of FABDA Mr Emeka Iloghalu noted that the training was part of the efforts to prepare Anambra youth for the fish villages located in the three Senatorial Districts of the state.
He stated that Agency was established by the Obiano led administration as part efforts towards engaging the youths and women of Anambra productively which on the long run will improve the standard of living of fish farmers, boost productivity and help in the fight against good insecurity.
He revealed the plans of continuing the training by batches until Anambra becomes self sufficient in fish production and strengthen export capacity.
A special guest at the training, Mr Steve Okeleji the founder of Aquatic Hub Afrique Network encouraged that participants to maximize the opportunity to become great in life.
He Commended Governor Obiano for setting the pace and lauded the never give up spirit of the Igbo man especially Ndi Anambra and expressed belief that the participants will make it big in the industry.
The Chairman Cat Fish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter, King-Boy Iheanyichukwu also addressed the participants on the benefits accrued to fish production.
A participant, Mr Christian Madichie thanked the organizers and assured to utilize what he has learnt and also transfer to others.
In attendance were the representative of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Oyelade Babatope Olubunmi of the Development of Finance Office and the Head Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation Office of NIRSAL Anambra State while the resource persons include, the FABDA consultant, Engineer Ilechukwu Okafor and Mr Cosmas Ezenwanne.