THE Tilapia Aquaculture Developers Association of Nigeria (TADAN), has inaugurated their Anambra State Chapter.
A 6-man committee has been inaugurated to pilot the activities of Tilapia Aquaculture Developers Association of Nigeria (TADAN), in Anambra State.
Members of the committee were selected from different parts of the state to drive the state government’s vision in the aquaculture subsector.
The inauguration took place at the Fishery and Aquaculture Business Development Agency Headquarters in Awka.
Addressing members of the new association, the Chief of Staff to the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Primus Odili said that in Europe and other western countries most of the rich people are farmers and that Nigeria has huge farming potential.
He urged the association to form cooperative societies in order to access loans that will help them in expanding their businesses.
Performing the inauguration, the National Vice President of TADAN, Mr. Nurudeen Tiamiyu said the creation of the state chapter is to educate the farmers and guide them on how to asses modern equipment in enhancing their status in tilapia production.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of Fishery and Aquaculture Business Development Agency who also doubles as the Interim Chairman of the Association, Mr. Emeka Iloghalu explained that the Agency was created to drive the development of aquaculture in the state and promised that they will hit the ground running in organizing the association so as to acquire modern technology in rearing tilapia fishes in the State.
Other members of the Committee are Mr. Gabriel Muoneke; Vice Chairman, Mr. Tony Odili, General-Secretary; Mr. Innocent Okeke, Publicity Secretary; Chigozie Anochie, Financial Secretary and Somadina Onwuazombe Welfare Officer.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID