A Nigerian female fish farmer identified as Bilikisu Hamidu has stated that she would refuse one million naira salary to continue fish breeding because she enjoys it.
The woman has a master’s degree in Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. She has an HND in Secretarial Administration from Nasarawa State Polytechnic.
The fish breeder explained that she ones envisaged about working in an office in Abuja but she changed her mind after she accompanied her husband to his fish pond.
She noted that her husband owns a fish pond near the Abuja city gate in a Fulan settlement known as ‘Ruga’.
Hamidu expressed that she immediately developed interest in fish breeding. She added that she received motivation after the federal government asked people to partake in agricultural ventures.
According to her, it is possible to start a fish pond with N600,000, she added that she started her fish farm with 3.5 million naira.
The fish breeder who has grown to love fisheries expressed that she would not accept a well-paid white collar job over fisheries.
She added that she won’t even accept a million naira monthly salary.
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Hamidu just clocked one year in the business, she would be graduating to fish hatchery, consultancy and training of would-be fresh-water fish farmers.
The woman sells fingerlings, juveniles and jumbos of catfish and even hybrids based on demand.
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