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Nigerian civil servant turns millionaire from fish farming

A 50-year old civil servant, Mrs Magdalene Suleiman, on Saturday, said she had made millions of naira since she ventured into fish farming eight years ago.

Fish farmers in Nigeria

Suleiman, who resides at Sabon Tasha area, Kaduna, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Kaduna.

“It is a very lucrative business that can fetch you cool money if you are disciplined, consistent and patient,” she said.

She said that she started with N200,000 in 2011, two ponds, 200 fingerlings, fish feeds and other materials.

Suleiman said she later learned how to hatch and  started selling fingerlings to fish farmers in her community and beyond.

“I produce an average of 10,000 fingerlings monthly and sell each at N30, which is equivalent to N300,000.

” I have trained many people in the business,  from groups to individuals, and I am proud to say that most of the people I trained are doing very well in the businesses, “ she said.

According to her, fish farming is easier compared to poultry as long as there is frequent water supply into the pond and proper feeding of the stock.

Suleiman said she had six employees working at her farm and called on women to be self-reliant and not be  dependent on their spouses.

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