Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s farm in Abuja has hit it big as his fish farm in Abuja now sells more than 8,000 kg of fish to every week.
According to the sales manager of the farm, the fishes are grouped into 3 sizes: large weighing 2kg and above; medium, weighing between 1kg and 2kg; and small weighing below 1 kg.
Jonathan’s sales manager said each large size sells for between N650 to N700; medium sizes for N590 to N600; while the small sizes are sold between N500 to N520.
This means the former president makes a minimum of N4 million naira every week!
The farm which is located behind the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, is now a beehive of activities with wholesale fish buyers trooping there.
A reporter who visited the farm saw hundreds of containers and more than ten vehicles loading fish.
Jonathan’s farms are studded with aerators. These injects more oxygen into the water, purifying it and gives rise to larger fish breeds.
However the sales team leader said that those wishing to buy two metric tonnes and above had to notify the farm.
Some wholesale buyers who spoke to Daily Trust said they visit the farm on Mondays and Thursdays.
They buy in wholesale and resell to retailers in the Kado Fish Market and other markets in and around the Federal Capital Territory.
A source, however, told our reporter the farm was still under the management of the Chinese company SCC, which constructed it.
But this claim cannot be independently verified by the reporter as staff were not willing to talk on the matter.