The Chairman of Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola has expressed satisfaction at the progress of his facilitated constituency projects and other projects in the 2020 Budget following his monitoring of the progress of the projects during the ongoing recess of the Senate.
Penpushing reports that, Adeola representing All Progress Congress (APC) Lagos West expressing delight at the end of training and empowerment in Fish Production and Business for the first batch of 150 youths spread across Lagos West Senatorial at the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island, Lagos, said the programme is a practical demonstration of sustainable teaching a man to fish for a living instead of giving him fish to eat for a period.
“This is yet another impactful project for the benefit of my constituents with direct and multiplier effects. So far, solar powered boreholes with 10million cubic liter capacity and water treatment has been completed in Ikeja, Agege, Mushin and Alimosho Local Government Areas, LGAs as well as solar power Street lights in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ikeja, Agege, Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho, Mushin, Badagry and Ojo LGAs. These projects affect my constituents directly and I am happy at the pace of execution by the agencies concerned”
Penpushing further reports that, the federal lawmaker stated at the ceremony where participants were issued with certificates and empowerment by the Provost of the College, Dr. Chucks Obiorah that he will continue to monitor all the projects he facilitated which includes additional solar powered borehole and streetlights, installation of 500 KVA transformers already supplied as well as more training and empowerment with capital and equipment for his constituents
The Senator added that several occupational equipment like vulcanizing machines, sewing machines, grinders, hair dressing equipment and others will soon be distributed to constituents on basis of equality among the 28 LCDAs as COVID-19 safety and precautionary protocols prevents the distribution of such during Town Hall Meetings as is his usual practice.
Penpushing also reports Obiorah stated that in addition to training by qualified experts and staff, each participant received a workbook manual covering all aspects of fish and fish business from spawning through sales and marketing to the final consumers, a 500Litre Vat for housing and growing their fishes, bags of feeds to grow fish to market sizes, fish fries/fingerlings and seed working capital for overhead and running cost.
The provost said the training which last for two weeks is expected to cover 1000 participants this year with similar empowerment for each participant adding that the facilitation by Senator Adeola is commendable step in sustainable development through employment and food security.