An entrepreneur, Ms Ivie Ogbemudia, has advised youths to engage in an enterprise of their choice, especially fish barbecue to contribute meaningfully to the society.
She said her multi-million naira barbecue business began with just two fishes a decade ago.
Ivie, a degree holder in English Language from the University of Benin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin that she got the passion for the business after she visited her elder brother in Port Harcourt.
“I started the business at a friend’s beer parlour with two fishes, just trying to see if it will move.
“I got the idea when I visited my elder brother in Port Harcourt: he took me out and bought barbecue fish for me.
“Since that time I registered it in my mind to establish a barbecue fish shop.
“At first, I ordered the fish from Delta and Bayelsa states, but later I gathered money to produce fingerling and tending them.
“That was when I realised I could make more money,” she said, adding that she got bookings ahead of occasions from her clients.
She said that the barbecue fish could serve as a good meal if taken with Irish potato or plantain, salad and lime for a unique taste.
Ivie described the business as “challenging” due to competitors, but said it could be very rewarding for anybody with determination, endurance and patience.
“The benefits are limitless; I have secured plots of land, bought two cars and always travel abroad on vacation,” she added. (NAN)