CERUD Trains 250 Youths In Fish Farming

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The Centre for Rural Development (CERUD), has commenced the training of about 250 youths in Fish Farming in the Epe Division of Lagos State.

In his address at the training programme held at Cerud Premises, Igbodu, Epe, the Director of the Centre, Mr. Steven Adeniji stated that the training with the theme, “Empowering The Youths For the 21st Century”, is the Second Phase of the project as the First Phase had been held in Badagry Division where 250 youth farmers were equally trained in Fish Farming by the Centre.

He said: “The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had directed CERUD to train 750 youths and fishermen in Lagos State. We have trained 250 in the first phase in Badagry and 250 are about to undergo similar training here and while another 250 in the third phase is going to be held soon in Ikorodu Division”.

The Centre for Rural Development, he noted, was established basically to bring succour to those living in rural areas, through the provision of social amenities including the provision of rural roads and electrification projects among others.

His words, “Last year the Governor of Lagos State was gracious in approving the construction of one rural road in Alimosho, which is still ongoing. We also got the approval of Governor Sanwo-Olu for the provision of transformers for two communities in Ikorodu Division, one is for Peace Community in Ijede and the other is for Ogunro Community in Ekan”.

“This year we have proposed to increase the number of amenities that we are going to provide in rural communities across the State. Very soon we are going all out to start the implementation of the projects identified in the year 2023″, he added.

The Director, therefore, implored participants to be attentive as two facilitators will share their knowledge with them, discussed likely problems they are expected to face on the farm, and proffer solutions to the problems. It is a well-packaged training programme and we hope that the participants will benefit greatly from it.

The Chairman, Lagos Branch of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Otunba Femi Oke commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for the laudable training programmes for youth farmers across the State.

Dr. Akinloye Busari, a retired Director at the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, delivered a lecture on ‘Fish Breeding and Management’ while Mr. Tiamiyu Adesina, a Financial Consultant, took participants in “Strategic Financial Decision Taken by the Management in an Orgnisation”.

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