Thursday, October 27, 2011

33 Niger Delta youths now fish farmers

The Nation
27 October 2011

Thirty-three Niger Delta youths were trained in fish farming in three years by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) in partnership with the Olupona Fish Farming Education and Resource Centre (OFFER Centre) of the Ibadan Diocese of the Catholic Church based in Iwo, Osun State.

Thirteen students graduated in 2008/2009, another 20 graduated at a ceremony for the 2010/2011 set at the school’s open ground in Olupona, Iwo, Osun State.

For the one year intensive fish production training, the fourth set of 22 Niger Delta youths, resided in Iwo. Three dropped out.

Executive Director/General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Gloria Essien-Danner, said her organisation was pleased to be part of the graduates training, which would boost their morale and equip them to be self-sufficient.

“The agricultural sector holds a lot of untapped potential that can resuscitate the economy.

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