By Kofa Kings, Ughelli
Hon. Nicholas Mutu, Member Representing Bomadi/ Patani Federal Constituency in the house of representatives has trained 75 constituents in modern techniques in fish farming.
Mutu who was represented by the vice chairman of Bomadi Local Government Area, Chief Mrs Flora Biripu, fielding questions from journalists after the 5-day training programme in Bomadi said that,with this programme the participants were expected to live above poverty line and be employers of labour.
She thanked Mutu for deeming it necessary to further enhance the traditional fishing skills with modern techniques to the trainees and urged him to continue to touch positively the lives of his people .
Also speaking,the duo, Deacon Godwin Maze, Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on special duties and Mr. Ebitimi Ogboma, Legislative Aide to Mutu ,made a strong appeal to the participants not to sabotage the efforts of the Federal Lawmaker by selling the starter-packs for immediate gains rather, they should diligently make good use of the fishing gear .
They noted that, if the trainees apply the knowledge gained as far as they live, food and money would not be a problem to them. The duo, also said that the participants could as well in turn train and employ others in modern fish farming techniques.
On his part, Dr. Ezekiel Adesuyi, of DUTCHPORT GLOBAL SERVICE LIMITED in collaboration with Centre for Management Development who facilitated the training for farmers in fish farming in Bomadi/ Patani Federal Constituency said, the 75 youths were trained in new techniques to Ach fish, to prepare their own feeds for the fishes, how to plan their own budget and how to have their ponds.
One of the trainee’s miss Ebi Pius who spoke expressed gratitude to God and Mutu for giving her this rare privilege to be trained for self employment. She promised to make good use of the starter- pack and urged other youths from the area to remain peaceful and wait for their turn.