Former president Goodluck Jonathan has hit big money selling fishes at his farm in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Daily Trust reports that Jonathan’s fish farm, which he opened early in 2015, has become the talk of town with fish sellers thronging to the farm located at the Aviation Village, behind the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to buy fishes in wholesale.
The farm, currently under the management of the Chinese company SCC that constructed the farm, sells more than 8,000 kilogrammes of fishes to wholesale buyers on weekly basis.
The fishes are divided into the large-sized ones which weigh 2kg and above, medium-sized that weigh somewhere between 1kg and 2kg and the small-sized which weigh below a kilogramme.
Daily Trust quoted the farm’s sales manager, who was simply identified as Mr Johnson, as saying that the farm sells fishes to buyers only on Mondays and Thursdays.
Johnson said a kilogramme of the large fishes sells for between N650 and N700 while the medium ones go for N590 to N600 and the small ones sell for between N500 and N520.
Daily Trust reports seeing hundreds of plastic containers and more than ten vehicles loading fish at the selling point near the farm’s gate.
The buyers said they sell the fishes they buy to other retailers in the Kado Fish Market and other markets in and around the Federal Capital Territory.