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.
Olam grows, sources, trades 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 of Anambra State and dedicated to God by the Vicar, Church of Holy Spirit, Awka, Rev Canon Jason O.Z. Onyeakagbusi.
Commissioning the outlet, Governor Obiano, represented by his aide, EmekaIloghalu, said the establishment of the one stop shop for everything about fish and poultry, particularly feeds, was a welcome development in line with his call for think home investment philosophy code named 'Akulueuno'.
Obiano lauded the Chairman/CEO, Prince Emeka Christian Emeka, and Managing Director, Princess Ngozi Emeka, for thinking home with their investment.
He said Oasis Farms and Agro Services Limited which offered free consultancy services to its first clients/customers was a welcome development, noting that they were the major distributor of Olam Company in the state.
He described agro business as a lucrative venture that had placed
food on the tables of many agro farmers in the state and beyond, calling on others to key into the governor's transformation agenda on agriculture and agro businesses, including fishery and poultry farming.
He charged farmers who were interested in fishery business to be patient and learn the technicalities involved in the business, stressing that a bag of fish feed that was well utilized could turn around farmers' fortunes.
According to him, 'Fish farming, which includes the fingerlings and table fish production, is a money spinning venture that requires commitment and patience 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 added further that though fish/poultry farming was a money spinner, it required the investor to be patient.
The Managing Director of Oasis Farms and Agro Services Limited, Princess NgoziEmeka, said the opening of the outlet in Awka was due to the absence of a one stop shop to assist farmers perform better in the business and managerial aspects of raising fish and poultry and getting quality feeds and good consultancy services on modern developments in the fish and poultry sector of agricultural entrepreneurship.
getting quality feeds and good consultancy services on modern developments in the fish and poultry sector of agricultural entrepreneurship.
She said they had 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, even as she added that sometimes they had to travel from Umueri to Nnobi or elsewhere to get feed.
Princess 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 investing in agriculture, describing it as the only sector that could boost the economy of the state.
The Chairman/CEO of Oasis Farms and Agro Services Limited, Prince Emeka Christian Emeka, welcomed other farmers who wished to be sub-distributors of Olam Company Products, particularly fish and poultry feed, 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 at 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 would also provide mentorship and technical services to fish and poultry farmers in the state.
chicks and fingerlings, the shop would also provide mentorship and technical services to fish and poultry farmers in the state.
Earlier, the representative of Olam Company, and Aqua Culture Technical Executive for Anambra and Imo states, Mr Samuel Oloma, disclosed that Olam Company was in 75 countries of the world and it had 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 that Olams Company located in Ilorin, Kwara State, was in Nigeria to wipe out tears of farmers with quality feeds and other services, including pastries which mpany did not compromise on standards and quality.
were of high quality and pocket friendly as the company did not compromise on standards and quality.
He said that Olam company was the major distributor of Blue Crown and Aqualis fish feeds; Chikun and Ultima poultry feeds, and provided technical services to customers of Oasis Farms and Agro Services Limited, as well as other customers, pointing out that the company supplied 2mm-9mm blue crown for fish feed and Chikun mash/pellet for poultry feed in large quantities.
He however pleaded with the Anambra State Government to help attract more business for the company from the state as their doors of business were open for agro farmers.