A Non-Governmental-Organization, Joint Faith Peace Initiative, JFPI, is set to empower about one thousand youths and women in the Federal Capital Territory through free capacity training on fish farming.
The National Coordinator of JFPI, Obong Liberty Okon made this known while speaking with newsmen ahead of the flag off of the fish farming training this week’s Thursday in Abuja
Obong Okon said the essence of the training is to create jobs, reduce poverty and unemployment among Nigerian youths and women.
According to him, the training which is nationwide with FCT as pilot scheme is in a with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
He said the Organization is also partnering with some financial institutions that would make fund available for the beneficiaries of the free training.
“Joint Faith Peace Initiative as part of its contributions to the betterment of the society through job creation and poverty reduction is offering this free fish farming training to also promote agriculture as veritable means of human empowerment in the country” He stated
The National Coordinator explained that the beneficiaries would be trained oh different aspects of fish farming such as fingerling, smoking among others
Obong Okon stressed the need for Nigerians to develop keen interest in fish farming and other agricultural activities to fast track the diversification of the nation’s economy
While expressing concern on the high cost of fish feeds, Obong Okon urged the Federal Government to consider subsidizing the price to assist fish farmers
The National Coordinator said JFPI would continue to collaborate with necessary stakeholders towards promoting fish farming in the country.