Agriculture

COVID-19: Obasanjo Challenges African leaders on Impending Food Crisis

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo wants governments across Africa to rise to the challenge of possible post Convid-19 food crisis in the continent.

The former president while speaking at the flag off of a fish farming project held at the Presidential Library lake pond, Abeokuta, Ogun state, called on  governments at all levels to be proactive in resolving food shortages that could trail the pandemic.

The fish farming project enable the release of about fifty thousand fish fingerlings of catfish and tilapia into the lake pond.

Chief Obasanjo said the idea came from his views on next line of action after the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The Aquaculture consultant on the project, Mr. Steve Okeleji in a remark said the initial process of the stocking was to allow for acclimatization before finally releasing them to the lake.

While commercial activities are expected in four months’ time at the lake, He said visitors are to seize the opportunity to spend part of their tour around the lake to feed the fishes.

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