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Stakeholders seek review, enforcement of laws on fishing practices

By Gbenga Salau
30 September 2019   |   4:15 am
Lagos State Government has been urged to review and enforce laws on fishing practices for both artisanal and cultured fishing.

Fishing on Lagos Lagoon

Sanwo-Olu hopeful of Nigeria emerging one of the greatest
Lagos State Government has been urged to review and enforce laws on fishing practices for both artisanal and cultured fishing.

The call was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day agricultural stakeholders summit organised by the state Ministry of Agriculture that had in attendance 120 participants made up of 30 government officials, 21 bank officials, 12 representatives from different farms and 57 from agro-processing and agricultural related companies.

They also called for the upgrading of the existing fish farm estates with modern infrastructure that will ease the deployment of technologies, especially the Ketu Ereyun Fish Farm and appealed to the state government to facilitate the emergence of business model that will make farm estates attractive to high net worth investors/operators.

The stakeholders stressed the need for the adoption of improved technology to attract the youths to farming just as they recommended the deployment of modern technologies along artisanal fishery value chain.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have been implored not to lose hope in the country emerging one of the world’s greatest nations, but to team up with the government to bring about positive changes that would ensure progress and development.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by his wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said this yesterday at a special thanksgiving service organised by the state government to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day celebration held at Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja.

Sanwo-Olu said there was a strong need for Nigerians to cohabit in love and be extremely tolerant of others to pave the way for the peace of God to reign which in turn would ensure transformation of the country.

The governor said despite the numerous challenges confronting the nation, there was still hope, expressing optimism that there would soon be a time when people from all over the world will be thronging the country to see and appreciate God’s greatness.

“Despite our challenges, we still have hope that in our lifetime, people will be rushing to Nigeria like Dubai and America. The truth is that there is hope for Nigeria,” the governor said.