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Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Blue3k(m): 4:10pm On Feb 05
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says following Federal Government’s effort to encourage local production, Nigeria may stop fish importation in 2020.

The minister made this known while receiving a delegation from the National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN) led by its National President, Dr Gabriel Ogunsanya in Abuja.

Nanono said time had come for Nigeria to look inward to tap into the huge potential in fisheries and aquaculture for local consumption and export.

He noted that measures were already been put in place by government to actualise the plan.

According to him, this is an area that we can join hands to promote fish production. We have to seriously reduce importation of fish into the country.

“Last year, we issued about one million licenses. This year, I virtually cut it into half.

“I hope next year we will further cut it so that in the next two years we may rely entirely on what we produce here.


“Since you are producers and probably processors it is important to take note of your development in the fish sector towards this, ” he said.

He further said, “In the next years, probably we will not allow importation of fish into the country.

“I know people are saying we can only rear catfish, tilapia and a few other species but most of the white fish they do not do well here.

“But I know for a fact that the consumption of catfish is very high in this country both the fresh one as well as the smoked one.

“In fact, I was made to understand that it now has export market. So, if you put your head together and work hard, the future is very bright for fish producers in this country,” he said.


The minister assured the association of the government’s readiness to assist where necessary to move the industry forward.

Earlier in his remarks, the President of NFAN, Dr Gabriel Ogunsanya, while commending the minister for his commitment to moving agriculture to the next level, called for assistance in some areas.

He urged the Minister to involve members of the association in training programmes of the ministry and other relevant agencies.

He said, “we need a letter of introduction to CBN, NIRSAL, BOI, BOA for timely intervention to boost the fish industry production business in Nigeria.

“We also pray for the minister to guarantee loans and credit facilities for the purpose of business expansion.

“The association also needs a letter of introduction to the 36 state governments and the FCT, Abuja.

“We also kindly pray that the minister looks into reactivating dormant fishery terminals, fish markets, hatcheries and develop brood stock bank for identified fish species and privatise the for utilisation of NFAN members.”

The president equally urged the minister to direct research institutes to embark on demand driven researches to benefit the entire industry.

He also called for measures to be put in pace to support commercial fish production from along the value chain for both local and export markets.


Ogunsanya also urged the minister to involve the association in the policy formulations for the fish industry.

He called for establishment of a liaison office space to ensure closeness to our mother ministry and smooth interface with your management.

On the gains of the association so far, the president said, it had made some progress in the last few years

He said, “the National Fish Association of Nigeria is the umbrella body for all fisheries and aquaculture industry value chain in Nigeria.

“It has the mandate and responsibility of bringing together every farmer and industry operator groups to obtain or share useful business information and training.

“The association was established by the Federal Government to play such roles long other things.

“We have carried out several advocacy enlightenment and training activities and programmes for both the existing and upcoming fish farmers, producers and processors.

“We have undertaken business development promotion engagements with MDAs and development partners including the CBN, NIRSAL, NEPC, SON, Quarantine and Raw Materials Research Council.

“Also, between Sept. and Oct. last year, we met with the AUIBAR Consultant on fisheries from Nairobi as well as the Cultivating New Frontier in Agriculture (CNFA), the prime implementing partners of USAID’s Feed the Future Project in Nigeria.

“All efforts in this regard are geared toward repositioning the industry and better the lot of the farmers and stakeholders.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that part of the NFAN delegation was Dr Ladan Aliyu, Deputy National President and National Vice Presidents representing North West, North East, South South and South East.

Other executive members including the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Chidike Uko, were part of the delegation.(NAN)

https://leadership.ng/2020/02/05/nigeria-to-stop-fish-importation-by-2022-fg/

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by helinues: 4:11pm On Feb 05
Good one

Its time for the Ogoni clean up to take effects so that the Niger Delta people can return to fishing.. We can't be importing what we have in abundance

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Blue3k(m): 4:16pm On Feb 05
The fish farmers are getting crafty like the rice farmers. They going ban the competition and have prices rise. The government should focus on productivity instead of bans. Start with getting illegal fishers out of Nigeria and revamping fishery terminals. Nigerians import mostly mackerel which wild is caught.

Lol who knows maybe they see how dumb the policy is like their fuel ban. The screach about it then push it back. The government doesn't need mess with fish like the did with rice before the make food price jump yet again.

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by sophtcopy: 7:21pm On Feb 05
So we go no see kote, agbodo, titus, shawa and co chau again? Kuku kee us.
I see this move as a measure to sustain marketability for bubu's relatives ...if you know, you know

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by BabyApple: 7:21pm On Feb 05
Job pls
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Ololanla: 7:21pm On Feb 05
Talk is cheap.

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by BlogRabbit: 7:22pm On Feb 05
See this stupid man o

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by ybalogs(m): 7:22pm On Feb 05
We seriously hope so.

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by ZombieHUNT: 7:22pm On Feb 05
Lol

This government sef undecided

Now price of fish will skyrocket while they tell you it will come down tomorrow and it will lead to millions of job creation..

Audio promises..... APc

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Professorcplus(m): 7:22pm On Feb 05
This should be good new to Niger Delta

atmstyle:
Niger Delta is blessed with fish resources that can feed the country. An example is the big fish in the photo below that is as big as a human being.

We call on the Federal Government to develop the fishery industry in the Niger Delta and stop foreigners from illegally fishing on Nigerian waters.

Credit: Igbodefender.com

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by ybalogs(m): 7:22pm On Feb 05
How will that happen though??
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by SultanOfPuna: 7:22pm On Feb 05
Abeg Ban Them All
Especially Any Fish From CHINA!!!!

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Perfecttouchade: 7:22pm On Feb 05
Na Nigeria know jare, but dey should make sure we can get best fish supplies in Nigeria before stopping importation o...make I no talk about Rice cheesy

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by WinningEleven(m): 7:22pm On Feb 05
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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Okoroawusa: 7:22pm On Feb 05
Misleading headline
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by solmus: 7:23pm On Feb 05
grin



SouthSouth are about to cash out from fishery, like the north did with rice revolution


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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Officialgarri: 7:23pm On Feb 05
This is not good for the Easterners....

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by soberdrunk(m): 7:23pm On Feb 05
"MAY"? angry
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by alsudaes1(m): 7:24pm On Feb 05
To encourage local production


I pray the price of fish won't skyrocket which may encourage more beef request
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by nairaman66(m): 7:25pm On Feb 05
These people should stop giving unrealistic goals! We can barely produce nor rear anything! Nigeria’s economy is living from hand to mouth basis!

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by foolbuster: 7:25pm On Feb 05
Nonsense.
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Lostz(m): 7:25pm On Feb 05
they want to make fish too expensive

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by OgbanjeProphet: 7:26pm On Feb 05
Impossible!!!

Come back and quote in 2022.
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by doggedfighter(f): 7:26pm On Feb 05
Including iced fish? Kwashiorkor will finish people

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by WeRblessed(f): 7:26pm On Feb 05
Shithole zoo
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Jack500: 7:27pm On Feb 05
These mad people are never tire of this 'to' 'will' etc. Nonsense

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Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by Sijo01(f): 7:27pm On Feb 05
Another audio promises.

We're in 2020, where's Vision 2020 that this administration was using as national anthem?
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by ybalogs(m): 7:27pm On Feb 05
BlogRabbit:
See this stupid man o
Stupid? How? Are you into fish farming or is it that you run a cold room? It is always good to keep quiet if you don't have any sensible thing to say.
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by franchuks(m): 7:28pm On Feb 05
Make we see... Talk no be do o.

Talk is cheap
Re: Nigeria To Stop Fish Importation By 2022 – by adecz: 7:28pm On Feb 05
angry


Talk, talk without putting any
plan in place.

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