Plateau govt partners WAAP on cat fish production

The Plateau Government is set to collaborate with the West Africa Agricultural Productivity programme(WAAP) towards reviving the cat fish species currently under the threat of extinction in the country.
The state Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, Linda Bara disclosed this recently when she paid a courtesy visit to the WAAP office in Abuja.
The commissioner who led other top management officials of her ministry to WAAP office said the visit was necessitated by the giant stride of WAAP Nigeria in the area of agriculture.
She noted that cat fish variety was first introduced into the country in over five decades ago from Austria, noting that it was under the threat of extinction, hence the need to expedite measures to ensure the variety does not go out of circulation.
The commissioner called for immediate action to restore the cat fish species from extinction describing her visit to WAAP as a home coming, considering the availability of technical experts to tackle the task a head.
Plateau State and WAAP, she stated have a lot to partner on, especially in the field of aquaculture as its core mandate.
According to her, Plateau State had a veritable ground to raise several varieties of fish across the state with its abundant ponds as a huge potential.
Responding the Coordinator WAAP Nigeria James Ocheme stated that the visit was an indication of true passion to revitalize fish production in the state.
Ocheme assured that WAAP will collaborate with the state through the provision of support in the cat fish project.

Culled from the Nigeria Standard


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