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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pace Of Progress On Constituency Projects Excites Senator Adeola

...As 150 Youths Graduate From Fish Production Training Programme

                       •The Graduands 
From Godwin Akomah, Lagos


Senator Solomon Adeola has expressed satisfaction at the progress of his facilitated constituency projects and other projects in the 2020 Budget.


This followed the outcome of his monitoring of the projects during the ongoing recess of the Senate. 


Adeola, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator for  Lagos West, expressed his delight at the end of training and empowerment in Fish Production and Business for the first batch of 150 youths spread across Lagos West Senatorial district.


The 150 youths were trained  at the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island, Lagos.


The chairman of Senate Committee on Finance, said the programme was a practical demonstration of the sustainable philosophy of teaching a man to fish for a living instead of giving him fish to eat for a period. 


“This is yet another impactful project for the benefit of my constituents with direct and multiplier effects. So far, solar powered boreholes with 10million cubic liter capacity and water treatment has been completed in Ikeja, Agege, Mushin and Alimosho Local Government Areas, LGAs as well as solar power Street lights in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ikeja, Agege, Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho, Mushin, Badagry and Ojo LGAs. 


"These projects affect my constituents directly and I am happy at the pace of execution by the agencies concerned” he stated at the ceremony where participants were issued with certificates and empowerment by the Provost of the College, Dr. Chucks Obiorah. 


The Senator said he would continue to monitor all the projects he facilitated which includes additional solar powered borehole and streetlights, installation of 500 KVA transformers already supplied as well as more training and empowerment with capital and equipment for his constituents.


He  added that several occupational equipment like vulcanizing machines, sewing machines, grinders, hair dressing equipment and others would soon be distributed to constituents on basis of equality among the 28 LCDAs.


He noted that COVID-19 safety and precautionary protocols prevented the distribution of such during Town Hall Meetings as was his usual practice. 


Dr. Obiorah stated that in addition to training by qualified experts and staff, each participant received a workbook manual covering all aspects of fish and fish business from spawning through sales and marketing to the final consumers.


According to him,  a 500Litre Vat for housing and growing their fishes, bags of feeds to grow fish to market sizes, fish fries/fingerlings and seed working capital for overhead and running cost were also made available to the participants. 


The provost said the two - weeks long training per batch is expected to cover   1000  participants this year with similar empowerment for each participant.


He noted that the facilitation by Senator Adeola was a commendable step in sustainable development through employment and food security.  

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