Fish farmers under the auspices of Fisheries Cooperative Federation of Nigeria, FCFN, on Sunday, called on the Federal Government to subsidize fish feed down from N15,000 to N10,000 amid the ravaging Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in order to boost fish production. The demand was made by the National President of FCFN, Anthony Asgaye, while speaking with Vanguard on the high cost of production affecting his members.
According to Asgaye, due to financial challenges by his members, most of them cannot afford a 5kg of fish feed sold for N15,000, rather they want it subsidized to N10,000. He further stated that fish farmers currently are recording huge losses and high production costs, and as a result find it difficult to continue with the business. He said: “Federal Government has realized that being silent to agriculture is even more dangerous than the coronavirus, now that they have granted that farmers can go back to their farms. Vanguard