Nigeria signs MoU with Malta on fisheries development

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– The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the island state of Malta to develop a world class industrial fish township Nigeria.

This is contained a signed by Mr Olusegun Mogbojuri, the Agricultural Attache to the Malta Embassy Nigeria, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.

The said Mogbojuri, who is also the of Malta’s International Fish Resources Park ( IFRP) signed the agreement on behalf of the Maltese Government while the Provost, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine , signed on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“I have ordered the issuance of a month-long call for Expression of Interest for -Public in financing the delivery of six industrial fish parks and townships to the Nigerian government.

“Over 250, 000 tonnes of farmed fish will be produced yearly in each of the six locations. “ Several value chain industries and services will be up around the facilities will create over a direct and indirect employments,’’ said. [eap_ad_1] The said an implementation comprising the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Governing board for the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) and IFRP had been constituted.

said that the had been up to execute the MoU ahead of the EU financing summit for IFRP holding in Malta later this year.

“Parties invited will partner IFRP which, going by the operation of the MoU is to design, build, operate and transfer (DBOT) the facilities on lands provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria, for a fixed tenure,’’ the statement added.

According to the statement, Malta, an EU state, in the Mediterranean had successfully completed landmark fisheries projects.

The projects, said, included a national aquarium and an industrial township visited by several Nigerian delegations in the recent past. (NAN)