A former Sole Administrator for Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, Princess Abiodun Elegushi-Anifalaje has advocated the inclusion of practical teaching of agriculture especially rearing of cat fishing in primary and secondary school curriculum.
This, according to Princess Elegushi-Anifalaje would go a long way in inculcating entrepreneur skills in the students from early stage to bridge the gap of fish deficiency in the country.
Elegushi-Anifalaje who stated this when Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) under the President Mr. Sunday Onoja present Chief Ifasegun Elegushi, the President Association of African Traditional Religion of Nigeria and Overseas (AATREN) and Opemoluwa of Ikateland letter of patron of their association, which will be officially decorated during their annual convention later this year.
She said that Nigeria is blessed with arable land which is capable of producing the whole Africa food if well embraced by Nigerians especially youths instead of waiting for white collar jobs.
In his remark, The Chairman Board of Trustees, Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria, (CAFAN) Mr. Tayo Akingbolagun said the association decided to honour Chief Ifasegun Elegushi as patron following tracks of records in the investment in agricultural value chain which has helped in providing employment opportunities for teeming youths.
Mr. Akingbolagun urged government at all levels to invest in agricultural sector and make it attracting to youths by providing soft loans and finances for agriculture and enterprises, noting that agriculture remains relevant as family depends sole on food for survival.
While decorating the patron of the Association, the Chairman of Ogun State Cat Fish Association of Nigeria, Mr. Samuel Olubodun commended Chief Elegushi for promoting African culture and traditions, called on youths to actively show interest in agricultural sector so as to contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
Mr. Olubodun reiterated the commitment of the fish farmers association in collaborating with relevant government authorities in making fish available for consumption.
While accepting the Patron of the Association, Chief Ifasegun Elegushi expressed and hailed the association for counting him worthy for the position, assuring Cat Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) of his commitment to contribute his widow’s mites to the development of the association.