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Lagos reaffirms commitment towards boosting agriculture

By Gbenga Akinfenwa   |   09 October 2016   |   1:55 am
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Ahead of the 2016 World Food Day, the Lagos State government has reiterated commitment towards ensuring sufficient food production by attracting more investors to the state.

Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Toyin Suarau, who stated this during a fitness walk tagged ‘Walk against hunger’ organised by the Ministry of Agriculture to commemorate the annual event, noted that the present administration of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will not relent in stamping poverty out of the state, by involving all and sundry in the process of governance.

He explained that government will continue to provide direct technical assistance and advisory services to farmers through field extension officers, to enhance increase in production and profit, improved standard of living, provision of job opportunities and creation of wealth.

Suarau added that government will continue to collaborate with any organisation or individuals that directly or indirectly contribute to the achievement of food sufficiency and safety in the state, stressing that this partnership will come with range of benefits in favour of the different stakeholders involved in the agric value chain.

According to him, this is in line with the vision of government to make Lagos a foremost agro independent and exporting state in Africa, while creating job opportunities.

“There are a lot of investment opportunities in Agriculture, investors are hereby invited to invest in our various value chains, be it poultry, aquaculture, vegetable, rice, red meat, coconut, piggery and others,” the commissioner said.

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