Ogun Holds 2022 Fisheries, Aquaculture Fair To Promote Opportunities In Fish Production - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, November 11, 2022

Ogun Holds 2022 Fisheries, Aquaculture Fair To Promote Opportunities In Fish Production


Ogun State Government says it is set to promote the value addition of fish and aquaculture products and expose stakeholders to myriads of opportunities through the forthcoming Fisheries/Aquaculture Fair 2022, slated  to begin on Monday 21st and end on Friday 25th, November 2022.

The State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe made this known during a press conference at M.K.O Abiola Trade Fair Complex, Abeokuta to herald the Fair which is being organised by the Ogun State Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) in partnership with the State Government.

Longe said the Fair which has its theme, “Value Addition as Catalyst for Sustainable Fisheries” would be a platform to encourage stakeholders to further grow their businesses by embracing processing and adding value to their fish and aquaculture products.

She said that the programme would be beneficial to the recent groundbreaking of Nigeria's first Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) by Governor Dapo Abiodun in Ilishan-Remo.

"The Fisheries and Aquaculture Fair is coming at a good time given the many benefits it offers to the good people of our dear State and the development of agriculture, as well as trade and commerce. 

The Fair is also coming at a time when we are developing a Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone, an industrial area that will be dedicated to processing agricultural produce. Beyond sales, increase in brand awareness exhibitors have the opportunity of learning new trends in fishery and aquaculture, as well as networking with relevant stakeholders", Longe said.

The Commissioner who lauded the OGUNCCIMA for its diligent and proactive approach to making this year's edition the best in the history of the event called on residents of the State to visit the M.K.O Abiola Trade Fair Complex between 8 am and 6 pm during the period of the Fair to harness the opportunities available.

Similarly, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina represented by the Deputy Director  Fishery,  Mr. Jamiu Ismail said the Fair would help the State continue to consolidate its position as the largest producer of fish and aquaculture products in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, President, OGUNCCIMA, Engr. Mike Akingbade said the Fair is  "designed for fish farming value chain industries to showcase their products and services to create awareness and to examine the market trend and opportunities available".

Akingbade said the collaboration between the Ogun State government and the Business Membership Organisation, was helping to increase productivity, encourage and develop Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through the influx of investors into the State.


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