Former President, Catfish Farmers’ Association of Nigeria, Mr. Tayo Akingbolagun, says utilization of catfish is sheltered and beneficial to the human body.
He eased the apprehensions in a few quarters that catfish was destructive to the body, and portrayed it as handwork of some wickedness producers.
Akingbolagun dissipated the talk in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Sunday
As per Akingbolagun, some unpatriotic Nigerians had supported productions to state that catfish contained terrible cholesterol and was not fit for human utilization.
“For their information, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America recently confirmed that cholesterol is a non issue in human health.
“America produces channel catfish, while China produces her own specie of catfish and these are consumed by their citizens.
“We therefore cannot understand the reason why some unpatriotic Nigerians decide to destroy their own product,” he said.
As indicated by him, the affiliation will soon make open research discoveries by eminent nutritionists to affirm that catfish is sheltered and solid for human utilization.
Akingbolagun, nonetheless, spoke to the Federal Government to rethink the execution of the Growth Enhancement Support conspire, including that it would guarantee expanded creation of catfish.
“The scheme encouraged new farmers and was a good catalyst for the aquaculture sub-sector. It should not be allowed to die prematurely,” he pleaded.