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Nigerian lawmakers make case for aquaculture

House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to include Aquaculture in the practice of agriculture to govern the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Reps Awaji-Inombek Abiante, Douye Diri and Randolf Brown at the plenary on Wednesday.

The house said that the ministry should formulate plans, strategies, policies and programmes for fisheries development.

The green chambers also urged the ministry to guide fisheries economic reform, implement and monitor fisheries laws, regulations and international/bilateral fisheries agreements.

Earlier, Abiante said that agriculture was the main base of human lives as daily living directly or indirectly depended on agriculture.

He said that it resulted in the provision of food, fuel, furniture, raw materials for factories and flood control.

Abiante said that Nigeria had failed to make transition from the traditional definition of agriculture and as a result, had not kept pace with the growth and transformation of the agriculture value chain.

He said that the country had failed to leverage on the many opportunities inherent particularly in aquaculture.

According to him, the volume of global trade in aquaculture value chain is in excess of 200 billion dollars.

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House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to include Aquaculture in the practice of agriculture to govern the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Reps Awaji-Inombek Abiante, Douye Diri and Randolf Brown at the plenary on Wednesday.

The house said that the ministry should formulate plans, strategies, policies and programmes for fisheries development.

The green chambers also urged the ministry to guide fisheries economic reform, implement and monitor fisheries laws, regulations and international/bilateral fisheries agreements.

Earlier, Abiante said that agriculture was the main base of human lives as daily living directly or indirectly depended on agriculture.

 

 

 

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