ASAADI Boosts Ewhokoroafor Fishermen With Fishing Nets
FISHING activities in Ewhokoroafor Community, in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State has received a major boost with the donation of hundreds of fishing nets to the community dwellers, by All Seasons Agro-Allied Development Initiative (ASAADI), an non government organisation for Agriculture.
ASAADI is an NGO for Agriculture that targets farmers who are disadvantaged by flooding, erosion, oil spillage, drought and other natural occurrences, with a view to educating and empowering them for maximum productivity
Speaking while presenting the nets, the President of the NGO, Mrs. Phina Adams, enjoined the fishermen to put the nets to good use with a view to boosting their economic fortunes.
She informed the fishermen that ASAADI will be willing to train them on modern preservation of fish produce whenever it is called upon to do so, adding that it will be ready to assist other communities in the Niger-Delta in the areas of farming and cultivation of other cash crops.
Adams pleaded with the chairman of the community to ensure that the fishing nets are adequately distributed to farmers, with a view to ensuring that no fisherman is left out.
In his response, the Chairman of the community, Mr. Bernard Okoroafor, thanked the ASAADI team for the gesture, noting that the gesture was unexpected.
He expressed his appreciation for the elevation of the fishermen in the community, noting that even though oil is drilled around the community, the people are still suffering, as there is nothing to show of oil exploration around them.
He promised that the nets would be equitably distributed and put to good use by the fishermen.
It could be recalled that ASAADI donated 4,000 yam seedlings to farmers displaced by the 2012 Niger-Delta flooding at Anegbette in Edo North senatorial district of Edo State and also paid the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees of students whose parents could not pay due to the effect of the flooding.
ASAADI also train youths and interested adults to productively engage in agriculture and agro-allied ventures as a means of livelihood and then give them start-up grants.