TETFUND’s Multi-Million Naira Fishery Farm At UNN Discarded


By Adadainfo

The mega fishery farm built by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has been discarded. The multi-million naira project was attracted during the era of former Vice-Chancellor Prof Benjamin Ozumba in 2014.

Our reporter gathered that the farm, housing thirty-five ultra-modern fish ponds, with a borehole for regular water supply, and ranches for cows, pigs, rabbits and goats, was built for students’ researches and commercial purposes.

The entrance is under lock and key, with the entire premises overgrown by grasses and currently occupied by reptiles and other unwanted creatures, Adadainfo learnt.

“Nothing is happening there presently,” said a worker at a nearby piggery farm, owned by the university. “Even before the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities about nine months ago, this fishery farm was already abandoned.

“Anything run by the government is hard to maintain. Some people have applied to take over the farm, but the university did not agree.”

A peep into the premises showed that even the security post by the entrance has also been abandoned.

When our correspodent visited the farm last year, only five ponds were being made use of, with fifty fish being reared in them.

Efforts are on to get feelers from the head of the animal science department of the university, which is entrusted with the farm.

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