Nigeria lose 400bn to fish importation.
Agent Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Institutions, Rep. Awaji Inombek-Abiante(PDP-Rivers), has moaned about the disappointment of the Nigerian government to procure over $1billion yearly from the Fisheries Industry.
Moreover, he vowed his Committee’s promise to the snappy section of two key fisheries industry bills into law; Brackish Water Fisheries Research Institute Bill and the Fisheries Institute of Nigeria Bill, as he approached the public authority of President Muhammadu Buhari, to make a Fisheries and Aqua culture Ministry.
Abiante made this known at the end of the week, during the “sixteenth Fellowship Investitures and Launching of N500million Building Fund for National Secretariat” of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria, FISON in Abuja, facilitated by the National President of the affiliation, Dr. Agbaibiaka Lukman Adegoke.
At the occasion, were Governor Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti State, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Senators Abdullahi Adamu, Ibikunle Amosun, Aliya Sabi-Abdullahi and Muhammad Enagi.
At the event, led by Barr. Inyang Etim Inyang, Abiante reviewed that however the Fisheries Institute Bill was passed by the past get together, official consent was retained.
His words: “We thought of this interest to have a foundation that will assist us with building up that specific portion of the business. That equivalent bill was passed in the eighth Assembly, sent to Mr President; lamentably it was not marked.
“You have tuned in to individuals talk, you have seen the hole in our fish necessity. Aside from that, the records are there; science is having a tendency to urge us to accomplish a greater amount of fish than red meat.