Origin Partners Chinese Expatriates For Fish Farming At Ebute-Iga

Kunle Adelabu

Prince Abiola Kosoko, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Gardesn and Resort Limited (middle) with two of the expatriates prepartion one of the fishing nets for the trial of the fish farming in Ebute-Iga.

One of the foremost tourism and hospitality group in Lagos State, Origin Gardens & Resort Limited, has entered into partnership with Chinese expatriates to develop a fish market in Ebute-Iga and the Origin Wildlife Park and Leisure Arcade in Ikorodu.

The fish project commenced on Friday, December 6, 2019, as about 8 Chinese fishermen arrived to start pre-farming activities on the Ebute-Iga Lagoon.

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Origin Garden and Resort Limited, Prince Abiola Kosoko, the Chinese are bringing in about $500,000 worth of investment which is going to create employment opportunities for about 200 people in the first phase of the fishing farming project and the number is expected to increase as the project gets into full swing.

It is also gathered that Employment opportunities are going to be created in fishing, storage, transportation, smoking and dressing.

 “The partnership is to create fresh fish market in Ebute-Iga that would serve Ikorodu and Lagos at large”, he stated.

One of the Chinese fisning expatriates on the Lagoon with some of the local fishermen.

“Our target includes fishes, shrimps, lobster and crabs and we are partnering 14 Chinese expatriates for the fishing project.

Aside the employment opportunities, technology involved in the fishing system brought by the Chinese would also be transfered to local fishermen that will be working with the expatriates.

Meanwhile, the management of Origin Gardens & Resort Limited during the week met with Directors and other officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Boat drivers wading through water hyacinth on the Lagoon while ferrying the fishermen.

It was gathered that the Chinese expatriates are the new technical partners for the Origin Wildlife Park and Leisure Arcade which is being proposed on over 50 hectares of lands allocated by the Lagos State Government in June 2017.

According to Prince Kosoko, the projects have been reviewed with the new partners after the Turkish partners left.

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