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Nigeria May Stop Fish Importation By 2022, Says FG


The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat (3rd from right) and other top government officials taking a tour of fish stands at the 2020 Fish Festival in Lagos. (NAN photo)

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said that Nigeria may stop fish importation in 2022 following the Federal Government’s effort to encourage local production.

The minister made this known while receiving a delegation from the National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN) led by its National President, Dr Gabriel Ogunsanya in Abuja.

Nanono noted that the time had come for Nigeria to look inward to tap into the huge potential in fisheries and aquaculture for local consumption and export.

He maintained that measures were already been put in place by the government to actualise the plan.

According to him, this is an area that we can join hands to promote fish production. We have to seriously reduce importation of fish into the country.

“Last year, we issued about one million licenses. This year, I virtually cut it into half.

“I hope next year we will further cut it so that in the next two years we may rely entirely on what we produce here.


Nigeria May Stop Fish Importation By 2022, Says FG

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