We’ve Spent More Than 300 Million Naira On Farmers In Lagos – Fashola

The Lagos State Government says it has spent over N300m in providing farm inputs for 3,149 farmers under the Agric Value Chains Empowerment programme of the state government.

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, made the disclosure at the distribution of farm inputs to the beneficiaries at the Johnson Agiri Agric Complex, Agege, Lagos, a statement said on Sunday.

The farmers were empowered in various enterprises, such as artisanal fishing, horticulture, poultry feed, butchery, fish processing and fish marketing.

Lawal said the ministry zoned the state into four for easy access to the beneficiaries.

He said, “The zones are Mowo, Badagry; Odogunyan, Ikorodu; Araga, Epe and Agege. Collection has started with 320 beneficiaries in Mowo, 747 in Odogunyan and 260 in Araga; while 1,550 would get their inputs in Agege.”

He added that the government redoubled its effort in the area of agriculture, with major improvement in budget allocation to the sector, in order to reduce poverty.

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