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ODSG commissions fish market

By Fatima Muraina

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The Ondo State Government has commissioned the Ilaje Fish Market in Akure, which also operates a Trade by Barter system to eradicate hunger among the people.

The market which was commissioned over the weekend is situated at Ilekun community along Oda road in Akure South local government area.

Representing the State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa at the event, the State Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Olayato Aribo, appreciated First Morey’s Services Limited for facilitating the initiative.

The programme aimed to achieve the government’s Redeemed Agenda on Food Security, Livelihood improvement, and healthy living.

Aiyedatiwa who observed a spike in food commodity prices, leading to hunger and malnutrition, emphasized the importance of fish production as a good source of protein for healthy living.

The governor reiterated his readiness to support the project and create an enabling environment for similar market in other local government areas.

The chairman of the Food Security Committee, Mr. Rotimi Wemimo Akinsola, applauded the initiative and urged the people to support it through patronage.

The State Director of Fisheries, Mrs. Iyabo Olaleye, praised the initiator for establishing the fish market, noting that fish  contains 78 percent protein with omega H3.

The Permanent Secretary,  State Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Foluke Daramola, appreciated those who contributed to the success of the market, emphasizing the importance of Trade by Barter.

The Elekun of Ilekun land, Oba Benjamin Omolewo, expressed happiness with the market’s creation, which he said is for the progress and development of the community.

The Managing Director of the fish market, Mr. Orioye Gbayisemore, thanked the government and customers for supporting the concept, which started with just N30,000.

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He urged the government to explore the marine resources, which Ilaje is blessed with.

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