11 October 2011
Osogbo — The director of Oluponna Fish Farming Education and Resource Centre in Osogbo,Osun State, Rev. Fr. Macarius Olatunji, has said that no fewer than 70 indigents including Niger Delta youths have been trained and empowered by the centre on integrated fish farming.
He said that the empowerment training of the Niger Delta youth was sponsored by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL), a multinational oil firm in production sharing contract with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company.
He said that the centre was created to teach the youth farming and liberate them from the vicious circle of poverty, corruption and mediocrity, adding that the centre is set to graduate 22 youths today who will go out to propagate the practice of integrated fish farming as a way of liberating them from the shackles of poverty.