A lawmaker in the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr Ipoola Binuyo, has commended the Federal Government for banning the importation of frozen products including fish, chicken, turkey and gizzard.
Binuyo, the Chief Whip of the House, made the commendation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Tuesday.
He said that the ban of the products would be blessing for fish farmers in the country.
The lawmaker said the ban would also encourage more Nigerian youths to go into fish farming and also create jobs.
“The ban will encourage people to go into fish farming and lead to job creation.
“What usually makes people, especially the young ones not to go into fish farming is because of the fear of the absence of a ready market to absorb the products.
“This is the reason many people roam the street in search of the scarce `white collar job` or go into politics, which they make a do or die affair.
“But if a ban on fish importation is implemented, the country will be better of in terms of job creation for youths.”
Binuyo added that Nigeria had what it takes to be a fish exporting country. [NAN]