Obiano Establishes Fish and Poultry Feeds Distribution Outlet in
By Kenechukwu Onyekwuluje
A global Agri-business giant, Olams Company (Crown Flour Mill) has opened its distributing outlet; Oasis farms and Agro services limited at Aroma junction Awka, Anambra State.
The company also grows, sources and processes food and industrial raw materials across 16 product platforms.
The agro based shop located at Lamb of God plaza Aroma, Awka was commissioned by Governor Willie Obiano’s aide, Mr. Emeka Iloghalu and was dedicated to God by the Vicar, Church of Holy Spirit, Awka , Rev Canon Jason Onyeakagbusi.
Commissioning the outlet, Mr. Iloghalu said the establishment of the shop for fishery and poultry feeds is a welcome development and in line with his call for think home investment philosophy of Governor Obiano, called ‘Akulueuno’.
He noted that fish and poultry farmers’ problems have lessened by the establishment of the one stop shop for everything fish and poultry in the state’s capital territory and lauded the Chairman/CEO of the company , Prince Emeka Christian Emeka and the Managing Director, Princess Ngozi Emeka for thinking home with their investment.
He emphasized that Oasis farms and Agro Services limited offers free consultancy services to its first customers and urged them to spread the good news.
He described agro business as a lucrative venture that has placed food on the tables of many agro farmers in the state and beyond, calling on others to key into the governors’ transformation agenda on agriculture and agro businesses including fishery and poultry farming.
He charged farmers who are interested in fishery business to be patient and learn the technicalities involved in the business, stressing that a bag of fish feed that is well utilized can turn around, farmers fortune.
According to him, “Fish farming which includes the fingerlings (juvenile) and table fish production is a money spinning venture that requires commitment and patient and with Oasis farms and agro services now with us, we now have that opportunity of making fortunes from the business. This kind of gesture and think home philosophy of our governor is what Prince Emeka Christian Emeka and his wife Princess Ngozi Emeka have heeded to and we want others to emulate them” he urged.
The Managing Director of Oasis Farms and Agro Services Limited, Princess Ngozi Emeka on her part, said the opening of the outlet in Awka was due to lack of such shop to assist farmers perform better in the business and managerial aspects of raising fish and poultry in the area and getting quality feeds and good consultancy services on modern developments in the fish and poultry sector of Agricultural Entrepreneurship.
She said they have farms in Port Harcourt and Umueri but could not find quality feeds for their fish and poultry hence the desire to open the one stop shop, adding that sometimes they had to travel from Umueri to Nnobi or elsewhere to get feeds.
Princes Ngozi further enjoined agro farmers and intending farmers to patronize the farm, given their subsidized and moderate rate of prices of the products, even as she enjoined the people to think towards agriculture, describing it as the only sector that can boost the economy of the state.
irman of the establishment, Prince Emeka welcomed other farmers who wish to be sub-distributors of Olam Company products particularly fish and poultry feeds to indicate interest to make the products closer to other farmers in the state even as he announced free consultancy services for the first 10 customers/clients to the Lamb of God plaza Aroma junction, Awka.
Prince Emeka said apart from the sales and distribution of animal feed, hybrid seedlings, poultry accessories, veterinary services and drugs, sale of eggs and day old chicks and fingerlings, the shop also shall provide mentorship and technical services to fish and poultry farmers in the state.
Earlier, the representative of Olam Company, and the Aquaculture Technical Executive for Anambra and Imo states, Mr Samuel Oloma informed that Olam company is in 75 countries of the world and it has opened a one stop shop through its major distributor/key agent –Oasis Farms and Agro Services limited to make its services closer to the people.
Oloma said Olams company located in Ilorin , Kwara state is in Nigeria to wipe out tears of farmers with quality feeds and other services including pastries in the agriculture sector which are of high quality and pocket friendly as the company does not compromise on standards and quality.
He noted that Olam company is the major distributor of Blue Crown and Aqualis fish feeds; Chikun and Ultima poultry feeds, and provides technical services to customers of Oasis farms and Agro services, pointing out that the company supplies 2mm-9mm blue crown for fish feed and Chikun mash/Pellet for poultry feed in large quantities.