COVID-19: Obasanjo Warns Against Food Crisis, Flags Off 50,000 Fish Farm In Abeokuta - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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COVID-19: Obasanjo Warns Against Food Crisis, Flags Off 50,000 Fish Farm In Abeokuta

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ABEOKUTA - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has released 500,000 sub-adult fish in both Catfish and Tilapia species for acclimatisation as part of post-COVID-19 food security.

The former President who releases the fish into his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library OOPL lake pond, Abeokuta, warned against post Convid-19 food crisis in Africa.

Obasanjo who was visibly elated by the new farm said the idea came from his thinking out of the box, urging governments in the continent to rise to the challenge.

“I think we have to take the issue of post Convid-19 seriously. I believe most African governments have to find how to be self-sufficient in essential food items for the food crisis likely to be experienced not to be a waste.

“Because food mat be a problem and I don’t think most African countries have gone as far as they should go into food production during this year.”

“I want to advise African governments to embark on massive food production as part of measure to prepare for the post Convid-19 pandemic era in Africa.

“There may be food problem in the continent after the Covid-19 pandemic. We must think out of the box to get this solved now. Food must be made available,” Obasanjo said.

Speaking more on the fish farm project, Aquaculture consultant, Steve Okeleji, said the initial process of the stocking was to allow for accallation before finally releasing them to the lake.

While commercial activities are expected in four months time at the lake, visitors as well can seize the opportunity to spend part of their tour periods around the lake to feed the fishes.


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